Am sure this will be the most exciting classical & contemporary music festival in Jakarta . It's going to be held from the 28th of July to 12th of August, and one of the guest stars will not be a musician, but the greatest Indonesian poet Sapardi Djoko Damono ! And another idol of mine, dancer & choreographer Chendra Panatan will dance to my new short piece for violin & piano, "The Sleepers". Yeah, it won't be just ANOTHER festival .... music, literature, dance, everything will mingle there. Also lots of world & Indonesian premieres of works by contemporary composers such as David del Puerto (a guitar piece played by Sudirman Leman), Nancy Van de Vate, the child prodigy Andhanu Candhana (13 years old ! ) , Polo Vallejo, Geoffrey King and myself . And of course one can enjoy terrific performances of works by Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss and all the other classics.
More info : Jakarta Conservatory of Music, 021 - 769 0470 . I'll put more info next week in this blog.