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Jakarta Post

Tchaikovsky gets an approachable orchestra treatment

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 20 2020   /  02:30 am

Center stage: The Jakarta Concert Orchestra (JCO) with conductor Avip Priatna performs during the Malam Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky Night) concert at the Usmar Ismail Hall in South Jakarta on Feb. 21.The music itself was profoundly constructed to tell a narration of the flood of feelings that may imbue while standing in the middle of a vast piece of land listening to the steps of marching soldiers getting closer.There were sounds of desperation and sorrow, followed by triumphant cheers that ended in a folk party.The "Slavonic March, Op. 31", also known by its French title "Marche Slave", opened the Malam Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky Night) music performance on Feb. 21 at the Usmar Ismail Hall in South Jakarta, by Jakarta Concert Orchestra under the direction of Avip.The violin concert was dedicated to the Russian composer to commemorate his 180th anniversary.Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s early w...