Host of his own weekly national TV talk show, author, cartoonist, and successful businessman - many people do not realize that Jaya Suprana is also one of Indonesia's greatest musical treasures. A composer and graduate of the Musikhochschule Münster and Folkwanghochschule Essen in Germany, Jaya Suprana is one of Indonesia's most accomplished musical performers.Irsa Destiwi - music educator, performer"The compositions of Jaya Suprana, which I have played, have both Javanese and Balinese nuances full of tranquility and peacefullness." Setyo A. Husodo - Faculty member of the Yayasan Pendikian Musik Indonesia"Jaya Suprana is the great musical force. His greatness shines through particularly in his compositions ... As if he were a poet, a painter, and an experienced dancer; fluently speaking, he translates a beautiful painting into a visually living thing full of passion, movement and dynamics without neglecting accuracy or tempo and balance of tone."Cicilia Yudha - Faculty Member of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ohio, USA"I have never imagined that the piano can sound like the Indonesian Gamelan and Flute; such beautiful sound, such simplicity. The piece not only touched me, it opened my eyes, ear and mind to such a degree that it opened a gate of possibilities. I knew then that a composer is like a painter and a story teller, that he can create new colors and tell a vast number of stories to such that there was no limit."Lusian Lukman - Piano educator, Founder of the Classical Music Conservatory, Toronto, LondonBIWA'S School Dropout Program
Performing for one night in Bali on Saturday, December 6, 2003, in a benefit concert that will see Mr. Suprana return to the island of his birth, he will play a number of his own compositions, Indonesian classical pieces, selected evergreens including numbers by the Bee Gees and Willy Nelson, and a show-stopping finale multi-media presentation - Indonesia Pusaka in which Jaya Suprana accompanies President Megawati Soekarnoputri, Gus Dur, Amien Rais, Akbar Tanjung, and a host of national celebrities on the piano as they sing this much-loved Indonesian ballad.
What Others Say About Jaya Suprana
"Jaya Suprana is known as one of Indonesia's most renowned composers. His works are considered great and neat. Jaya always includes Indonesian ethnical elements in his compositions and that is what makes his music unique. Through his compositions he is preserving Indonesian culture."
The evening concert is sponsored by Bali International Women Association (BIWA)
with proceeds pledged to help prevent school dropouts by children affected by Bali's current economic crisis.Tickets Available
Ticket for the special Jaya Suprana Solo Piano Recital
are available at the following costs:
• Regular tickets Rp. 75,000 per person
• Student tickets Rp. 35,000
• Special VIP Seats Rp. 200,000 each which include a post-concert on stage cocktail reception with Jaya SupranaTickets can be booked on-line via the link below or can be purchased at the following locations:
- Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Simpang Siur
• BIWA Center
- at P.T. Demato, Jalan Tambak Sari No, 9X, Banjar Blanjong, Sanur
• KCB Tours
- Jalan Raya Kuta No. 127, Kuta
• Bali Discovery Tours
- Kompleks Pertokoan Sanur Raya No. 27, Sanur
• Seniwati Gallery
- Jalan Wedari 2B, Banjar Taman in Ubud.
For telephone orders of more information visit the BIWA Website
or call the BIWA Center
at 0361 -285552.
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