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Jakarta Post

Twilite Orchestra revamps Cantabile 2 for youth

  • Harry Nazarudin


Jakarta   /   Sat, July 23 2011   /  08:00 am

On Saturday, July 16th at 8 p.m., hundreds of youngsters flocked to the beautifully crafted Aula Simfonia Concert Hall in Kemayoran, Jakarta.

Bear in mind, they were coming neither for Avenged Sevenfold nor Katy Perry. The concert did not even involve electric guitars. In fact, it did not require any electricity other than lighting.

On the walls of the concert hall sit a hall of fame full of long-haired musicians, but not the familiar Kurt Cobain or Metallica. What the youngsters were lining up for was something else: the Twilite Orchestra’s Cantabile 2 concert, featuring the works of Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Ravel and Dvorak (Beethoven, with his 18th century curly long hair, was featured on Aula Simfonia’s wall).

The Twilite Orchestra is probably the only orchestra in Indonesia that can stay cool, or in other words, is able to appeal to the young gene...