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Pemusik Indonesia Pensiun Terhormat, Mimpi?


Setelah kemarin mengupas tentang dilepas dan dirumahkannya banyak pemusik senior di sebuah orkestra Indonesia dengan dilepas tanpa dipanggil kembali, kabar dari London akan pensiunnya prinsipal tuba London Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Harrild membuat kita iri: akankah musisi kita dapat mengundurkan diri secara terhormat?

Patrick Harrild memutuskan untuk mengundurkan diri dari posisi prinsipal tuba dan dari keanggotaan London Symphony Orchestra, sebuah orkes yang dibina oleh para pemain sendiri dan kini telah berusia 30 tahun. Pensiun pun dilakukan setelah Harrild memasuki masa pensiun dan dilakukan dengan rela. Sebagai figur yang dicintai, pesan perpisahan yang disampaikan koleganya pun terasa begitu menyentuh.

He has always been one to go the extra mile and has consistently served his orchestra unselfishly and with great loyalty. His outstanding contribution was perhaps an ambassadorial role, often exercising great diplomacy, generously giving up much of his spare time (and still does) to make contacts and cement relationships with conductors, artists and supporters of the LSO to the lasting benefit to the orchestra.

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His qualities of patience and tenacity have never been so evident than when he has undertaken the arduous duties of organising, cajoling and leading an unruly group of brass players from over there, to appear from time to time as the LSO Brass Ensemble. Without your selfless determination to make things happen, your organisational skills, not to mention your immense patience and good humour, I doubt I would have had the pleasure of playing in many fine brass concerts here in the Barbican or on three brilliant tours of Japan, where incidentally Patrick undertook to introduce the pieces in Japanese.


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From everyone at the London Symphony Orchestra, we wish Patrick a very happy retirement. We will miss him hugely. As Gareth Davies, Principal Flute and current Chairman, said at the end of the presentation, tomorrow the LSO will feel a little less like the LSO.

Lengkapnya bisa dilihat di di web lso.or.uk.

Kebanyakan orkestra profesional kita tersiri dari pekerja lepas yang bermain apabila dipanggil tanpa ada ikatan apapun. Konduktor pun tidak jarang mengambil peranan bagai juragan besar yang tidak melihat pemusiknya sebagai aset yang berharga. Pemain dianggap seakan hanya sekedar ada, untuk membuat suara tapi bukan insan manusia yang utuh. Tidak ada pensiun yang jelas, yang ada hanyalah pemusik tersebut tidak dipanggil lagi.

Berharap pesan seperti ini di dunia orkestra kita di Indonesia? Pensiun dengan terhormat dilepas pihak manajemen dan kolega di barisan orkestra? Sepertinya penulis pun pesimis.

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An arts journalist, a conductor, an educator, a young arts manager whose passion drove him to leave a multinational IT cooperation to study Arts Administration and Cultural Policy in London and went back to Indonesia to build the scene there.

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