The Jakarta Post
The Indonesia Orchestra and Ensemble Festival (IOEF) aims to become a platform for orchestra and ensemble musicians in the country, allowing them to inspire and get to know one another. (Shutterstock/Trodler)
The fourth Indonesia Orchestra and Ensemble Festival (IOEF) is being held at Taman Ismail Marzuki in Central Jakarta from Sept. 13 to 15.
Established in 2016, the IOEF is the first and largest orchestra and ensemble festival in Southeast Asia.
This year, the festival will feature 25 Indonesian and international groups and it will also host five special shows and four workshops.
The special shows will include international orchestras, such as the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) and CLARQUINET from Singapore as well as performances by oboe player Julia Zulus and pianist Justas Stasevkij.
The workshops and seminars will discuss various topics, such as "Organizing Successful Music Events" and "Meet the Brass".
The festival will close with a gala concert presenting Home Orchestra IOEF, the Trinity Youth Symphony Orchestra (TRUST), which recently received the Gold Award in the 2019 World Orchestra Festival in Vienna.
The festival’s founder and director Nathania Karina said in a statement that the IOEF aimed to become a platform for orchestra and ensemble musicians in the country, allowing them to inspire and get to know one another.
“In addition to representing the music community, the IOEF also aims to be the venue for people to learn about orchestra through various workshops and seminars led by professional musicians,” she added. (jes/wng)