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Concert celebrating four decades of making music

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Ruth Sahanaya, singer

Jakarta, IO – Ruth Sahanaya will hold a solo concert entitled “40 Tahun Simponi dari Hati” (40 Years of Symphony from the Heart) on June 22 at the Plenary Hall, Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, which she calls “a form of gratitude”. 

The Indonesian diva stated that this concert was a celebration of her achievements in working in the music industry for four decades. 

“I want these 40 years to be a form of expression of gratitude that I can still stand tall today, am still accepted by society and can still please many people with the talents that God gave me,” she said in the Kemang area, South Jakarta, Tuesday 14 May, as quoted by Antara

At her next concert, this 57 year old woman said she would present much different material from previous concerts. 

By collaborating with Tohpati as musical director, “40 Years of Symphony from the Heart” will bring together some 50 musical instruments and orchestra personnel. 

“Tohpati was my accompanying band member at the beginning of my career, so he already knows my character very well, so of course he will be able to do more with the arrangements; there will be a 40-50 piece orchestra,” said the woman, familiarly called Uthe. 

From a total of 18 solo albums throughout her career, at this concert Uthe will perform 30 hit songs arranged into 21 production numbers. 

“Actually, the concept is more about just singing along, reminiscing together, how in the past 40 years I have had 18 albums, and almost every album has lots of hits, so I want to invite fans to sing together to release their longing,” he added. 

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This concert provides 8 ticket classes, namely; VVIP: IDR 5.5 million, Middle VIP: IDR 3.5 million, Right VIP: IDR 2 million, Left VIP: IDR 2 million, Lower Class I: IDR 1.5 million, Upper Class I: IDR 1 million, Class II: IDR 350 thousand, Class Festival: IDR 550 thousand. 

Ruth Sahanaya (born 1 September 1966), affectionately nicknamed Uthe, is an Indonesian pop singer. She rose to fame in the late 1980s and is perhaps best known for her 1991 hit song “Kaulah Segalanya”. She has toured internationally, been the Indonesian representative at many music festivals, and has received multiple awards. Having previously recorded under the Indonesian label PT Aquarius Musikindo, she signed with Sony Music in the early 2000s. She is currently one of the three members of a vocal group called “3 Diva”, along with Titi DJ and Krisdayanti. She is one of the many Christian Indonesian singers who are a part of Christian Gospel band “True Worshippers”. 

Her 1999 album, Kasih, sold more than 250,000 copies in Indonesia. She is married to Jeffry Waworuntu, who is also her manager. She has two daughters. (rp)

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