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Rotary Piano Gala 2005
20-12-2005 (RCJM)
The Club's major fund-raiser for 2005 was a memorable piano gala concert by the talented Indonesian twin sisters, Sonja and Shanti Sungkono, at the Dharmawangsa Hotel on 7 December 2005. The German Embassy, Lufthansa Airlines and a number of generous Indonesian corporate sponsors, such as PT Paiton Energy, helped the club organise and successfully stage the concert.

Around 300 people including several ambassadors of foreign countries attended this unforgettable charity event. The quality of the Sungkono sisters' imaginative interpretation of music by, amongst others, Debussy, Mozart and Rachmaninov, was visibly appreciated by the audience. As the German Ambassador remarked after the concert, "the performance has been exciting, beautiful, professional and human'.

The concert would not have been possible without the assistance of House of Piano in Dharmawangsa Square which supplied two Steinway concert pianos for the recital. Proceeds from the concert will be used to support the Club's open-heart surgery work for underprivileged children and primary school rehabilitation program. We thank all supporters of our event, especially the friends of Rotary Club Jakarta Menteng, for making the piano gala a success.

More information about the event including event photos can be found here.

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