Aula Simfonia Jakarta

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Aula Simfonia Jakarta is a 1200-capacity concert hall in Kemayoran, Jakarta.

It is part of the Reformed Millennium Center Indonesia development, a development consisting of a megachurch, art gallery, library, school and theological college. Its principal conductor and artistic director is a Chinese Indonesian evangelist, Stephen Tong.[1] Jahja Ling, an Indonesian-Chinese of American citizenship, is artistic consultant.

The hall has featured not only Western classical but also Balinese gamelan performances.[2] It features Indonesia's largest pipe organ, built by Casavant Frères.[3]

History[edit]

Aula Simfonia Jakarta, officially opened in 2009. Both local and international musicians have performed in this hall. Hall Simfonia Jakarta was established without any funding from the government.

Objective[edit]

This concert hall has never required any use of speakers during live music performances. Layout and design of the hall has been carefully made with a strategically layered ceiling to amplify the sound, as well as filtering out excess noise to achieve the rarely-accomplished 35 dB (decibels).[citation needed]

The pipe organ is one of the oldest musical instruments with the most intricately-made components in the world. Aula Simfonia Jakarta possesses a Cassavant Freres production from 1962 with 3217 pipes, with a total weight of more than 10 tons. Some of the organ pipes are used as a main decoration on the wall behind the music hall stage.

Architecture[edit]

Aula Simfonia Jakarta is dominated by brown tones with different types of wood finishes, surrounded by paintings of celebrated composers and varied statues representing well-known musical instruments, illuminated by a crystal chandelier over the center stage.

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