Swara Sonora is in Indonesia on our Peace Tour

On July 28, the Swara Sonora Trio will depart for 3 weeks traveling in Java and Bali, Indonesia. The goal of the tour is to foster collaboration and understanding between the United States and Indonesia, using the powerful language of music as our common ground.

The trio will perform in 4 cities, bringing our commissioned work, Love and Variations, to Indonesia, and also presenting modern American works and standard repertoire from around the world.

In addition to our concert performances, we will work with young musicians in master classes at local conservatories and do outreach activities in the communities there.

The tour is also a fundraiser, as perfomance proceeds will be donated to support the Children of Indonesia’s rights advocacy through the programs implemented there.

Swara Sonora will donate Peace Tour performances’ proceeds to help fund UNICEF-supported immunisation programmes which are currently at a critical phase. About half-a-million children in Indonesia receive no immunisation by their first birthday while another 2.4 million children are only partially immunised, a recent government survey demonstrated. It is estimated that one Indonesian child dies every 3 minutes and 460 infants die everyday, some from vaccine preventable diseases.

If you are interested in helping to make this exciting project possible, please become one of our sponsors by making a tax-deductible donation to the Swara Sonora Trio. You can even make a donation by credit card online through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.

August 4-19, 2009: Peace Tour to Indonesia

Concert dates and master classes in the following cities Java and Bali:
Tuesday, August 4, 12:00 p.m.
Master class at Jakarta Conservatory of Music

Wednesday, August 5
Master class at University of Pelita Harapan Conservatory of Music

Friday, August 5, 7:00 p.m.
Swara Sonora’s International debut:
Concert at Erasmus Huis, Jakarta
sponsored by Yayasan Music Internasional

Monday, August 10, 7:00 p.m.
Concert at Institut Seni Indonesia, Jogjakarta
Tuesday, August 11, 9:00 a.m.
Master classs at Institut Seni Indonesia

Friday, August 14, 7:00 p.m.
Concert at Sanur Beach Hotel, Bali(sponsored by Rotary Club of Bali Taman)

Tuesday, August 18
Concert with Surabaya Symphony Orchestra, Shang-Ri-La Hotel

Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 p.m.
Master class at Surabaya Symphony Orchestra Proceeds of Swara Sonora’s Peace Tour will be donated to support children of Indonesia through the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office

Interview with Swara Sonora at Paradise FM 100.9 RRI Pro 2 Bali will be Live at 5pm on 13th August (GMT +8)