Ananda Sukarlan is perhaps the first Indonesian composer to extensively connect literature and music successfully. He has set to music not only poems, but prose and even short stories penned by many writers in English, Spanish and since Protected content Indonesian.
In September, Ananda will perform some of his works based on literature, as well as his newest Rapsodia Nusantara numbers. For this event he has invited two of the best young Indonesian classical singers namely, soprano Mariska Setiawan and tenor Nikodemus Lukas (both in their early twenties) and winners of the National Competition the “Tembang Putik Ananda Sukarlan.” In addition harpist Jessica Sudarta Protected content also feature in this concert.
Ananda will play for the first time in Indonesia his three brand new numbers of the highly virtuosic Rapsodia Nusantara which will be one of the major attractions for the event. Ananda and friends will also present the transformation of great masterpieces of literature to music, such as "La Ronde" (from the famous poem by Sitor Situmorang), Darkness and My Lover (on "The Sleepers" by Walt Whitman) as well as poems by Didik Siswantono, Sapardi Djoko Damono, Bernard Batubara and Adimas Imanuel. The singers will also perform famous classical works such as O Mio Babbino Caro (from the opera Gianni Schicchi Protected content , music by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giovacchino Forzano and La Donna e Mobile (from the opera Rigoletto Protected content , music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo).
This concert is a fundraising event for the charities which Rotary Club Jakarta Sentral supports. It will take place at the Bimansena Club at Dharmawangsa, Jalan Dharmawangsa Raya No 23, Kebayoran Baru , on September 13th (Sunday) at 3:30 p.m. As the theme of the concert is "Tea with Ananda", the event will start with “High Tea” commencing at 3.30 p.m. The capacity of the venue is limited to Protected content . Tickets for the event can be purchased through : DINA at
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