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Indonesian Cultural Night: LEGENDA

10/02/2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT

Experience the magic of Indonesian folklore through music, dance, and visual arts. The Berklee Indonesian Community, supported by Permias Massachusetts, Indonesian Community of New England, Inc. (ICONE), and Indonesian Community Connect, Inc. (ICC), presents Indonesian Cultural Night: LEGENDA. Indonesian folklores reimagined in ethno-contemporary performing arts, with original compositions by the Berklee Indonesian Ensemble.
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA




Indonesian Folklores that will be presented:

BAWANG MERAH BAWANG PUTIH composed by Eunike Tanzil
CENDRAWASIH composed by Peter Jonatan
MALIN KUNDANG composed by Bernard Jonathan
RAMAYANA composed by Timotius Simanjuntak
TELAGA BIRU composed by Ruth Felicia
TELAGA TIGA WARNA composed by Aubrey Situmorang


Berklee Indonesian Ensemble:

Music Director: Bernard Jonathan
Voice: Anastasya Poetry, Marclesia Karim and Christopher Jimmy Lim
Saxophones: Timotius Simanjuntak
Violin: Sharon Stephania
Electric Guitar: Kinski Tarlazzi
Piano: Bernard Jonathan, Eunike Tanzil and Ruth Felicia
Keyboards: Farhan Sarasin and Tasya Rifalia
Electric Bass: Aubrey Situmorang
Percussions: Juan Pablo Tello
Drums: Carles Pereira JR and Cristian Tremblay

String quartet, 16 piece choir, 4 woodwinds, and harp will be announced soon!

Chairman: Bernard Jonathan
Head of Operations and Logistics: Aubrey Situmorang
Head of Finance: Kinski Tarlazzi Tenggara
Head of Marketing: Sharon Stephania
Head of Documentation and Media: Farhan Sarasin
Head of Ticketing and Sales: Kartika Dewi Lucky
Artistic Director: Shabrina Laksmana
Dance Director: Manisha Thohir
Strings Director: Sharon Stephania
Choir Director: Marclesia Karim
Band A Manager: Aubrey Situmorang
Band B Manager: Timotius Simanjuntak

Marketing Team: Caroline Wirawan, Audria Hadikusumo, Marry Jane Winoto, and Sherren Vanessa.
Ticketing and Sales Team: Kezia Erica and Grace Purba
Artistic Team: Shabrina Laksmana (Set Designer), Filda Salim & Marclesia Karim (Costume & Make-Up), Jessie Chang (Multimedia)
Documentation/Media Team: Rachelle Alfina (Head of Photography)

For more info, you can also visit our official Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/406206870009420/

For ticketing: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3569888/indonesian-cultural-nightlegenda-boston-berklee-performance-center



Boston, 9/12/2019 – A semi-theatrical musical concert titled Indonesian Cultural Night: LEGENDA, produced and organized by the Berklee Indonesian Community (BIC), will take a center stage at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, Massachusetts on October 2, 2019 at 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM.

The concert will feature the original compositions of 6 musicians from the Berklee Indonesian Ensemble, a music group consists of some of the best young Indonesian and international musicians currently studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Adopting some of Indonesia’s well-known folklores such as Bawang Merah Bawang Putih, Cendrawasih, Malin Kundang, Ramayana, Telaga Biru, and Telaga Tiga Warna, the concert will be presented in a combination of musical compositions, poetry, and dances accompanied by a large ensemble comprising of iconic Indonesian musical instruments, a choir, a string section, a wind section, and dancers from various Indonesian dance groups in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The Indonesian Cultural Night: LEGENDA concert is the culmination of the previous two concerts held in 2018 and spring 2019 at the Berklee College of Music campus. Bernard Jonathan, Director of BIC, conceived the blueprint of this Indonesian cultural concert to further introduce and raise public awareness on the richness and uniqueness of various Indonesian arts and culture in the United States, especially in Massachusetts and neighboring New England states. The Berklee Indonesian Ensemble – the music ensemble formed by Bernard and his two colleagues, Timotius Simanjuntak and Kinski Onggara – performed ethno-contemporary arrangements of numerous Indonesian traditional songs in both concerts. The composers and arrangers approached their works by taking musical aspects from Indonesian regions such as Sumatera, Java, Bali, Kalimantan, and Papua, and combined them with western musical harmony and structure. The fusion of western instruments such as saxophone, guitar, piano, bass, and drums with traditional instruments of Indonesia such as the gamelan, gendang, and suling, was the heart of the concert series.

The concert is supported by several non-profit Indonesian organizations namely PERMIAS Massachusetts (an Indonesian Student Association body in Massachusetts), Amerika BerSATU, Indonesian Community Connect, Inc. (ICC), and Indonesian Community of New England Inc. (ICONE). Commenting on behalf of the Indonesian community in Boston and the surrounding regions, Olla Chas, Co-Founder and President of ICONE says that with LEGENDA concert, BIC and the partnering organizations aim at not only bringing Indonesia to Boston through music and arts, but also showcasing a cultural night to remember for the Bostonians.


7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Event Category:


Berklee Indonesian Community, Permias MA, ICONE, ICC


Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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