The Jakarta Symphony
was begun by a meeting of professional musicians who in the era of 70’s was member of a worldwide well-known orchestra, Orkes Simponi Jakarta
. The members were namely, Tony Suwandi, the late Embong Rahardjo
, Suka Hardjana
, Suwanto Suwandi, the late Sudomo, Nursyiwan Lesmana, the late F.X. Sutopo, Amir Katamsi and friends. Together with F. Kuswardianto, this former members re-unite and gave a new name to the legendary Orkes Simfoni Djakarta, into The Jakarta Symphony.
Several other young talented musicians had joined, such as Juhad Ansyari, Didiek SSS, Bambang Suardi, Erfy Larasati, Yunus, Gatot Soebiono, Noor Syamsi, Prima Muchlisin, Asmoro, Anna Prapti, Budi Soewarno, Irma Manurung, Juzan and Rahmat, Ni Gusti A.K. Kadensi, and Gatut Santoso.
A number of works presented by the Jakarta Symphony are:
- A Symphony of Hope, a charity program held in order to collect funds to build the Shekinah Charismatic Catholic Guiding and Education Center, in cooperation with the Shekinah Bina Insani Foundation. The first concert held on August 28, 2000 took place at the Grand Ballroom of Mulia Hotel, Jakarta. The Jakarta Symphony performed Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor K. 550, Haydn's Concerto for Flute in D major, and several compositions by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gioachino Rossini and Johann Strauss. The late Indonesian flutist, Embong Rahadjo, presented one of his best performances there.
- In cooperation with Kua Etnika, the Jakarta Symphony......