Founded in 2009 by Dr. Stephen Tong as the Music Director, Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra (JSO) has proven to be the only professional orchestra in Indonesia with 12 concerts per year to serve the greater Metropolitan City of Jakarta. With performances each month varies from classical music and broadway/pops music. Four distinguished characteristics stretched out from Masterworks series, Chamber Music series, Choral series, and Educational Series.
Since the beginning, Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra has collaborated with world-class musicians such as Jahja Ling (the Conductor Laureate of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra & the International Consultant of the JSO), the Great Wall String Quartet, the Formosa String Quartet, Steven Isserlis, Jessie Chang, Wei Lu (concertmaster of Deutsches Symphonie Orchester-Berlin), Jimmy Cho-Liang Lin, Sam Haywood, Johan Dalene (First Prize Winner of the 2017 Cooper International Violin Competition) and many more.
Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra collaborated with it's home choir, Jakarta Oratorio Society, and together established and performed some of the most important works such as Bach Magnificat, Beethoven Christ on the Mount of Olives, Brahms Requiem, Faure Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah & The Seasons, Mozart Requiem and many more.
The Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra has performed and promote classical music in Indonesia and brings the education of classical music to audience of all ages. Part of the Educational Series are the Family Series and the Children Concert Series.
Since founded, Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra has made their home base in the world-class acoustic concert hall - Aula Simfonia Jakarta located in North Jakarta.