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An evening of music with the Jakarta Concert Orchestra

  • Reuben Wylie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 3 2018   /  12:30 am
All together now: Conductor Avip Priatna (left) leads the Jakarta Concert Orchestra (JCO) during a performance at Taman Ismail Marzuki in Jakarta on Wednesday. The concert was named after the piano piece “Invitation to the Dance,” written by German composer Maria von Weber.(Courtesy of Image Dynamics)

All together now: Conductor Avip Priatna (left) leads the Jakarta Concert Orchestra (JCO) during a performance at Taman Ismail Marzuki in Jakarta on Wednesday. The concert was named after the piano piece “Invitation to the Dance,” written by German composer Maria von Weber.(Courtesy of Image Dynamics)Aside from the super blue blood moon seen hanging eerily in the sky above Taman Ismail Marzuki in Central Jakarta, a performance by the Jakarta Concert Orchestra in Teater Jakarta was as much a strong promise of big things to come.

Titled “Invitation to the Dance,” the two-hour concert featured a classic European symphony accompanied by soprano Isyana Sarasvati and young pianist Johnathan Kuo.

The 55 musicians who make up the Jakarta Concert Orchestra took to the stage clad in suits for the men and sparkly red jackets for the women. When conductor Avip Priatna appeare...