Posted by: stevanustanly | August 6, 2009

Ananda Sukarlan – LIBERTAS (Cantata no. 2) : Thrusday, August 13, 7p.m (Jakarta)

Classical music lovers in Jakarta and Jogja will have the opportunity to witness two new masterpieces by Indonesian renowned composer Ananda Sukarlan this month, with the Maestro himself performing !

“LIBERTAS” (Cantata no. 2) : Thrusday, August 13, 7 p.m (Jakarta)

The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and the Vice President Jusuf Kalla will attend the world premiere of Ananda Sukarlan’s Cantata no. 2 “LIBERTAS”. “LIBERTAS” is commissioned by Bimasena, and patron of this concert is Dr. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia and Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Bimasena.

The first part of the concert will feature in the first part the maestro Ananda Sukarlan himself playing the piano compositions such as Prelude, op.3 no.2 by Sergei Rachmaninov, Andante from Sonata Pathetique, op. 13 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Rapsodia Nusantara no .3 by Ananda Sukarlan himself .

The second part will feature Ananda Sukarlan’s Cantata no. 2 “LIBERTAS”, based on poems on universal freedom and human rights, and its numbers are the following :

Bentangkan sayapmu, Indonesia !
Poem by Ilham Malayu

Poem by Hasan Aspahani

The young dead soldiers do not speak
Poem by Archibald MacLeish

I understand the great hearts of heroes
Poem by Walt Whitman

A un poeta muerto
Poem by Luis Cernuda

Requiescat, to those who died fighting for freedom
(for english horn and strings)

Ia telah pergi
Poem by WS Rendra

Kita Ciptakan Kemerdekaan
Poem by Sapardi Djoko Damono

Krawang – Bekasi
Poem by Chairil Anwar

Joseph Kristianto -Baritone Soloist
Institut Teknologi Bandung Choir cond. by Indra Listiyanto
Adelaide Simbolon-Organ, Harianto-English Horn, Neo String Quartet

on: Thursday, 13 August 2009
Time: 19.00 – 22.00 hrs
(Preceded by a light buffet)

This concert is also aimed to support the YAYASAN MUSIK SASTRA INDONESIA (Indonesian Classical Music Foundation), a foundation with aims to help young people from low income families, to have access to classical music and learn to play musical instrument. More info about the Foundation can be found at

Admission fee : Member of BIMASENA Rp. 1.000.000,-
(as donation) Public Rp. 1.500.000,-

(Including a light buffet dinner)

more info : Chendra Panatan (Ananda Sukarlan Management) at or 0818 891038


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