Fri, 22 Aug 2003

Bogor to host classical music concert

BOGOR: The Ensemble Belliniano quintet will perform at the Novotel Coralia Hotel in Bogor on Friday evening to commemorate the 59th anniversary of Indonesian independence.

Head of the quintet, Corrado Ratto, said that the group would also perform at the Erasmus Huis on Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said, South Jakarta, and the Italian Cultural Institute on Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto, Central Jakarta.

"We hope that through the concert we can give voice to our hopes for world peace," said Ratto.

The hotel's general manager Alessandro Migliore admitted that he was somewhat worried about security following the Marriott bombing on Aug. 5 that claimed 12 lives.

"We were afraid they might cancel their concerts here. But we finally convinced them that the situation in Bogor was under control," he said.

The musicians will perform six classical compositions with brass instruments and a piano at the free-of-charge concert. -- JP