Friday, August 7, 2009

Day 7 and 8, or the day before and The Big Day

Yesterday we mostly relaxed so that we would be in good shape for our Asian Debut concert tonight. We had a great run-through rehearsal in Ibu Insia's studio at Yayasan Musik Internasional. We are ready!

Then we had a wonderful dinner with Ibu Erni and Ibu Linda, who have been taking wonderful care of us here in Jakarta. We dined at Kembang Goela, an elegant restaurant in Central Jakarta.

It was our first time in the busy, modern center of the city, and we marveled at all the brightly-lit skyscrapers as we cruised (okay, rather crawled) through Jakarta traffic on our way there and back.

This morning Aryo was on Indonesian TV! He was interviewed by Metro TV's "Indonesia This Morning" show and got to talk about our Peace Tour, our collaboration with UNICEF, and the concert details for tonight. Nathan and I were a little jealous that we weren't invited, but we weren't jealous of Aryo's 5:00 a.m. pickup for the long ride across Jakarta before the 7:00 a.m. live broadcast. I woke up just in time to catch the end of Aryo's interview, and he did a great job!

We're about to leave for Erasmus Huis to warm up and get ready in their beautiful facilities. If you're in Jakarta, join us at 7:30 p.m. for what is going to be an exciting and enjoyable program!


ashri said...

Hi Kathryn!! I'm Ashri from Jakarta..and you all makes me want to know about Swara Sonora Trio..i think you all is interesting for me..haha..

do you at Erasmus Huis at Friday on 7.30 p.m?? actually i want to go there but i can't coz i have to take a rest at home!!

please reply my comment to my e-mail on :

i'll be waiting for your reply..


judith a thompson said...

by now your concert in Jakarta is over. Sure you received a standing ovation. All of you must be very tired. hope you get some time to rest tomorrow.
Judy T

mollie said...

I'm sure everything went well! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Sonya Steckler said...

That is a cool photo of you guys rehearsing - I just realized that Nathan is reflected in the mirror!