Thursday, April 9, 2009

Concerts and Master Classes in Jakarta

Okay, we are all excited with our new progress!!
We'll arrive on July 30th, 2009, in Jakarta. After a few days rest, we will do two master classes, and then our concert debut in Jakarta.... which will be on August 6, 2009.

Venue: Erasmus Huis, Dutch Cultural Center! It's strategically located in the center of Jakarta, close to all Embassies and Cultural representative from all the international community.

I've been doing some correspondences with all the music institutions which are inviting us to do master classes. Good times!!

Masterclass: tt will be 3 voice students, 3 piano students, and then we'll have Q&A sessions with students about our career, studies, advice on concert life, surviving in the 21st century as musicians, etc. etc.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Tickets Purchased!

Well, Swara Sonora is really going to Indonesia now. We still have some funds to raise for our Peace Tour benefiting UNICEF, but our new fundraising campaigns are going well, we have enough money in our Fractured Atlas account to cover plane tickets, and it seemed like time to take the plunge and buy them.

On Monday we met at Bentley's coffee house to peruse travel sites and search for the best price and itinerary for our flights to Indonesia. We find that we're very productive in coffee shops - in fact I've joked that we should give honorary tour sponsorships to the various independent local business (Ike's, Beyond Bread, and Bentley's) where we frequently meet.

After two hours of searching, we purchased our tickets from LAX to Jakarta on Cathay Pacific airlines. We'll be gone July 28-August 17. Now it seems real, and we're getting incredibly excited. Stay tuned to the blog for more details on what we'll be doing in Java and Bali from July 28 to August 17!

Kathryn and Aryo show off the flight confirmation screen from Cathay