Jakarta (ANTARA) - A music ensemble from the Netherlands, Odelion Orchestra, is set to enthrall audiences across Indonesia with its unique and eclectic blend of dark pop, folk, classical music, and jazz.

The Odelion Orchestra will hold concerts in three Indonesian cities, namely Salatiga, Bandung, and Jakarta on June 22, 25, and 28 this year and offer a mesmerizing musical experience to music enthusiasts in the country.

“We are looking so much forward to coming to Indonesia, hopefully meeting new people and musicians, playing our music and diving into the Indonesian culture!” the Leader of Odelion Orchestra Margriet Sjoerdsma said in a statement issued in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Sjoerdsma said she gained inspiration for Odelion during a three-week journey through Norway, during which she crafted new songs to delve into personal yet universally relatable themes.

Odelion’s album, "Northern Lights," released in 2021, won the prestigious Edison award, a distinguished jazz award in the Netherlands.

Her passion for music and commitment to delivering an unforgettable performance promises an extraordinary musical journey for the audience, the statement stated.

Meanwhile, the director of Erasmus Huis Yolande Melsert said she was happy and proud to present Odelion Orchestra on stage in three cities in Indonesia.

According to Melsert, the collaboration aimed at strengthening the cultural ties between the Netherlands and Indonesia would also create memorable experiences for music lovers.

“The Odelion Orchestra was already supposed to perform in Erasmus Huis 2 years ago. But then COVID hit us all and we all had to stay at home," she said.

Melsert added that Odelion did manage to produce a special online Erasmus Huis concert, which was broadcast on a YouTube channel (e-rasmushuis) and was a remarkable success — and it can still be enjoyed online.

"But live is always better! We are so thrilled that the orchestra is finally to be seen live in Indonesia and that the eight musicians can meet the audience and connect to Indonesian colleagues!” said Melsert.

All the events will be open to the public and free of charge. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. This is to ensure that music enthusiasts have the opportunity to witness the spellbinding performance of Odelion Orchestra, the statement stated.

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