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A harp delight from Aula Simfonia

  • Harry Nazarudin

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 14 2010   /  12:03 pm

When Jakarta’s traffic was reduced to almost a standstill due to a sudden thunderstorm, another storm was taking place at Aula Simfonia Jakarta.

This storm was thunderous but pleasing, as the thunder came from a harp and a full orchestra in a brand new, beautifully crafted concert hall: Aula Simfonia Jakarta

Located in Kemayoran area, this hall is declared by Addie M.S., the director of Twilite Orchestra, as “one of few international-standard concert halls in Jakarta”. Designed and built by Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong, this hall has placed Jakarta among great world cities with a representative concert hall, a long overdue necessity.

The first impression of the concert hall reminds one of the Brahms Saal in Musikvereingebäude (Musical Society of Austria), Vienna, with a beautiful line-up of pipe organ and paintings of famous composers on the wall. It has beautiful ...