A Musical Inspiration
In collaboration with Tarumanagara Angel Orchestra
Featuring: TMIS Primary School Choir & TMIS Secondary Singers
At Graha Swara Auditorium, Universitas Tarumanagara, West Jakarta
Saturday, June 5, 2010. At 7 pm.
TMIS Orchestra was involved in a grand concert featuring 120 TMIS student-musicians. The string ensemble of Year 10 performed 9 musical pieces and the mixed-class-orchestra delivered 5 large works. At some points in the show we collaborated with 25 more orchestral musicians from Tarumanagara Angel Orchestra which was the pinnacle of the evening.
A variety of musical genre was in the program for the evening. TMIS began with some angelic voices of the Primary Choir singing “Dona Nobis Pacem” (Give Us Peace), then came an interesting 5-part-round in blues style “Swing Time” (by Beale & Miloy), concluding with a familiar song “Under the Sea.” The Secondary Singers sang a Broadway song “Sunrise, Sunset” (Harnick, Bock), an R&B style on “You Raise Me Up,” and some Indonesian pop classics such as “Cintaku” (Chrisye) and more. All songs were accompanied by a complete orchestral accompaniment, thanks to our teacher-orchestrator-arrangers.
For the classical part of the program, the audience enjoyed a well known piece “Eine Kleine Nachmusik” by the young Mozart (Vienna, 1787). Another favorite of the night was “Czardas” -- a lively uplifting composition by Vittorio Monti, 1868-1922, orchestrated for orchestra by Tim Sutomo, featuring Jennifer A. Ongko (a TMIS student) on the piano and a vigorously vibrant solo violin by Prima Muchlisin (instructor).
All student members of this orchestra are amazing indeed. Many of them are outstanding musicians and half of the members are students that just to play their instruments less than a year ago. With their musicality and hard work, students were able to deliver quality music. Huge thanks to all the music instructors for their effort.
Through this opportunity, we found that our students learned faster through collaboration with more mature instrumentalists. This had a positive effect on their rate of growth and development.
The music “Sway” brought a Latin breeze to the evening. Some of the audience wished they could dance along to it! And the last piece, “Winter Games” (Orchestrated/adaptation by A. Batasina) featuring solo piano by Felicia Angeline (a TMIS student) brought the night to a climax. What an unforgettable night!