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Tickets for Rare Orchestral Performance in Bali – While They Last!

Serenade – Two Performances by Jakarta Concert Orchestra in Bali January 17 & 18, 2020 Presented by Padma Hotels

Now well into its second decade after being founded in 2002 by Avip Priatna and Toety Heraty Roosemo, Jakarta Concert Orchestra (JCO) has evolved into one of Indonesia’s most beloved orchestras with tickets for their regular performances selling briskly and much sought after by classical music aficionados. Unfettered by any one musical era or style, the JCO is at home presenting standard orchestral works covering well-known film and broadway overtures,  opera, symphonic works, concertos, poetic symphonies, and choral pieces.

Proudly Indonesian, the JCO is equally adept in presenting both foreign and international composers delivered to appreciative audiences.

This orchestra is comprised of professional senior musicians hailing from cities across Indonesia. An extensive repertoire, numerous triumphal past performances and the expert direction of Avip Priatna have all joined forces to secure the Jakarta Concert Orchestra’s position as one of Indonesia’s 'senior' orchestras equal in quality to the musicianship heard at leading orchestra venues worldwide.

Avip Priatna, Music Director and Conductor

After acquiring a degree in architectural engineering from Parahyangan Catholic University in  Bandung, West Java, Avip Priatna made what must have looked at the time like a digression in his studies by accepting a scholarship to study music and performing arts in Vienna, Austria. Very much at home as a musician, Avip went on to become the founder and musical director of the Jakarta Concert Orchestra (JCO), Batavia Madrigal Singers (BMS), The Resonanz Children’s Choir, and The Resonanz Music Studio.

Avip is also active as a vocal and conducting instructor at The Resonanz Music Studio.

At the time in what was a “first” for an Indonesian conductor, 2006 saw Avip Priatna invited to become the conductor of leading foreign orchestra - The Kanazawa Ensemble (OEK) in Japan. Leading the OEK, Avip conducted concerts in Japan, Singapore, and Macau. In 2007, the OEK under the baton of Avip Priatna released an album with Warner Classic Japan “Carl Maria von Weber: Freischütz Overture, Klarinet Concerto nr. 1 and Mass nr.1 in E flat Major.”

In the same year, Avip was name the conductor of The Macau Orchestra that subsequently performed concerts in Jakarta and Macau.

Dating from 2010, Avip directing the Jakarta Concert Orchestra have performed a series of concerts titled “Simfoni Untuk Bangsa” (Symphonies for the People) introducing a new generation to the works of great Indonesian and foreign composers revealing is mastery of works from almost every classical genre from symphony to opera, and a timeline dating from the 17th century to the contemporary works of Queen and The Beatles.

The recipient of numerous awards, he has been cited by Solomon Simanungkalit as “Indonesia’s most important current conductor in western classical music” and described by the late Abdul Sjukur in the following way: “Avip Priatna, His whole body is like (a pair of) ears”.  

Not only adept at conducting orchestras, Avip is also acknowledged as a leading conductor of choral music leading the Batavia Madrigal Singers and The Resonanz Children’s Choir to numerous awards at repeat appearances in 2017 and 2018 at the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing (EGP).

The Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 appearances respectively by Avip Priatna and The Jakarta Concert Orchestra will present a musical program including the works of Edward Elgar; a young Indonesian composer Arya Pugala Kitty; John Ritchie’s Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra featuring the Indonesian clarinetist Nino Aria Wijaya; Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires featuring Bernadette Wijnhammer on the viola; Peter Tchaikovsky's Serenade for String Orchestra (Opus 48); and Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E minor (Opus 20).

Tickets and More Information

Both Bali Concerts are expected to be sellouts and early ticket purchase is highly recommended.

Padma Resort Legian – Friday, January 17, 2020

Padma Resort Ubud – Saturday, January 18, 2020

Doors open for registration and refreshment on both nights starting at 5:00 pm with the concert commencing at 6:00 pm.

Ticket prices are Rp. 500,000 net per person including concert and pre-concert refreshment. Limited VIP seating and pre-show refreshments cost Rp. 750,000 net per person.

50% discounts are available for elementary school students.

BCA Credit Card or BCA Debit Card holders, and in-house guests at either Padma Resorts receive a 30% discount.

For reservations to the Padma Resort Legian Concert on January 17, 2020 telephone +62-(0)812 3707 4172 or Email 

For reservations to the Padma Resort Ubud Concert of January 18, 2020 telephone +62-(0)817 973 0043 or Email 

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