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Indonesian Orchestra Goes Private, Gets a New Name

After decades of government control, the Jakarta Symphony Orchestra will make its debut this Saturday evening as the newly privatized Jakarta Philharmonic Orchestra, according to a report in The Jakarta Globe. The once flourishing orchestra has languished in recent years for lack of funding.  The Jakarta Globe reported that Estu Susanto, the orchestra's leader, aims to turn the orchestra "into one of Jakarta's most notable assets" and wants to break common misconceptions about Western classical music. Read more: Jakarta Orchestra Reaches out to New Fans of Classical Music (JG)