A Brass Bang Celebration
Since the 1950s, orchestras in Indonesia emerge then flounder. Sekolah Musik Amadeus Indonesia has established the perfect formula to nurture an orchestra that lasts.
In the midst of a demoralizing week with acts of terrorism in three cities, disheartened Jakartans at the GoetheHaus were given a rousing surprise: the Olympic Fanfare by John Williams to be precise, performed with gusto by the Amadeus Brass ensemble.
The audience was washed over by the energizing trumpet phrases of Hendry Wang on stage. In a nice touch, the rest of the ensemble-the horns, the trombones, and even a tuba-performed on the steps le...