Sat, 09 Oct 1999

Midori Symphony Orchestra back on stage next week

JAKARTA (JP): In celebration of the 507th Spanish National Day, the embassy of Spain is to present the Midori Symphony Orchestra here on Oct. 14.

Spanish cultural attache Miriam Padilla said yesterday the concert would feature national and international artists. The show, to take place at Grand Melia hotel starting from 7:30 p.m., would be the first Spanish classical music concert in Indonesia.

The Midori Symphony Orchestra features members of the Jakarta Symphonic Ensemble, teachers and students of the Yogyakarta-based Indonesian Arts Institute and the Midori School of Music.

The orchestra boasts 60 members from both Indonesia and abroad, and next week's concert will be its second this year, according to Neneng R. Uozumi, chairperson of the Midori International Music Foundation.

The concert will be conducted by Yudianto Hinupurwadi, conductor of the Symphony Orchestra Jakarta. It will feature solo violinist I.G. Bagus Wiswakarma, solo guitarist Oliver Pletscher and mezzo soprano Katrine Roberts.

The audience will be treated to M. de Falla's El Amor Brujo, J. Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, G. Verdi's overture La Farza del Destino, and J. Brahms's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, opus 77.

All proceeds will be donated to the Midori International Music Foundation and Hamien Foundation.