About Twilite Orchestra
Twilite Orchestra was formed on June 8, 1991, when 20 musicians performed onstage at Anyer Beach, Banten. The ensemble later developed into an orchestra with 60 musicians, a choir with 63 singers, and repertoires ranging from Beethoven to The Beatles. The orchestra has won awards and credentials from international artists who have collaborated together, such as Natalie Cole, Richard Clayderman, David Foster, Robin Gibbs, Maksim, Moscow Rachmaninov Trio and Il Divo.
Since its formation, Twilite Orchestra was led by Addie MS, both as Music Director and Conductor. Until now, the Twilite Orchestra has been Indonesia’s longest surviving orchestra – for 26 years – with ongoing activities.
Indra Usmansjah Bakrie, co-founder of Twilite Orchestra with Oddie Agam and Addie MS, has consistently supported and become a patron and as a major force in maintaining this orchestra to keep its focus on two main objectives, featuring quality music and popularizing Indonesian symphonic music.
The main mission of Twilite Orchestra is for younger people. Beginning with visits of a small ensemble to several schools in 1998, in collaboration with Cafe Wien, then expanded to a larger scale appearance embodied through various concert programs, such as “Popstravaganza”, “Musicademia”, “Campus Tour” and “Konser Kita “(Which is a special concert for elementary school students).
The concert programs can be presented thanks to corporate support, including PT. Yasawirya Tama Cipta, Siemens Mobile, and PT HM Sampoerna Tbk.
To further popularize symphonic music, the Twilite Orchestra performs in shopping centers such as Plaza Senayan and Mall Taman Anggrek, which is supported by Metro Department Store (2001 – 2003).
Then in 2004, the Twilite Youth Orchestra was formed as a further development of the Twilite Orchestra educational program. In the same year, Twilite Orchestra also released a recording album of classical works entitled “La Forza del Destino”.
Besides performing in concerts as well as private and corporate events, Twilite Orchestra has also performed on several international stages with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia and the Indonesian Embassy / Consulate General, among others in Hanoi, Vietnam and Sydney, Australia in 2009 ; and Bratislava, the Slovak Republic, and Berlin, Germany in 2012. These appearances make the Twilite Orchestra the first Indonesian orchestra to perform in these countries.
In the future, Twilite Orchestra will continue to pursue the mission of education and audience development through public concerts and visits to schools and colleges. Of course, none of this is possible without the support of sponsors and donors.