Pusaka Sunda Celebrates Henry Spiller’s Career
Gamelan Music of West Java
Burhan Sukarma, director
featuring Ani Sukmawati, Rina Oesman, and Yusdiana—special guests from West Java
Pusaka Sunda, directed by Burhan Sukarma, will present a concert of Sundanese music and dance from West Java, Indonesia, featuring guest performers Ani Sukmawati, Rina Oesman, and Yusdiana. The concert marks the retirement of Henry Spiller, who has taught at UC Davis since 2005, including directing UC Davis’s Gamelan for much of that time. Spiller’s teaching and research focus on the performing arts of West Java. Pusaka Sunda’s performance will feature several of Spiller’s most influential teachers and consultants, including Undang Sumarna (UC Santa Cruz), Burhan Sukarma (Pusaka Sunda), and guest artist Yusdiana (with whom Spiller studied during Fulbright research in West Java, 1998–99).