- Officially started Toyota Classics 2017. Ticket selling start from Oct 20th.
- The only concert night to take place in 8pm of November 4th in Hanoi Opera House.
Hanoi, Oct 18th 2017 – Toyota Motor Asia Pacific and Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) ) in cooperation with Vietnam Performing Arts Centre (Department of Performing Arts - Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) officially introduces that the Toyota Classics 2017. The only concert night will be held at 20:00, Nov 04th 2017 at Hanoi Opera House. This is the 20th Toyota Classics to be organized in Vietnam and also marks the 28th anniversary “Music that moves lives” in the Asia Pacific region.
In the 20th year of organization, Toyota Classics 2017 has the participation of Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (RPCO) – one of famous with long history from England, under the baton of conductor Anthony Weeden and violinist David Juritz. Especially, Toyota Classics 2017 will also has the return of young pianist Luu Hong Quang – who achieved many awards in Piano in Australia, with performing experience with famous orchestras such as Queensland, Metropolitan (Sydney), Wuhan (China),… currently he is teacher in Australia Music Performing Institute (AMPA). With talents and creativeness of young pianist Luu Hong Quang, in combination with the professional Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the program will bring emotional music melodies to audiences. With annual organization of Toyota Classics, TMV shows efforts in contribution to enhance the quality of spiritual life in the community, as well as contribute in the development of culture in Vietnam.
With main theme “Truly Classics”, this year program of music bristles with drama and romance, with pieces that were written for the Opera House, some as incidental music for the theatre and others for dramatic occasions such as Handel’s Water Music, written at the bequest of King George I, for a concert to be performed on a barge as it floated down the River Thames, and Elgar’s Salut d’Amour, an engagement present to his fiancé.
At the press conference of Toyota Classics 2017, Mrs. Do Thu Hoang, Vice President of Toyota Motor Vietnam shared that: “Over the last 19 years, Toyota Classics has been annually organized to bring the world-class classical music closer to music lovers in Vietnam, especially contributing to the development of Vietnamese music industry. Until now, we are so happy that the program has really become one of the most expected music events each year with 19 concerts have been held and attracted nearly 10,000 audiences, especially the presence of many famous symphony orchestras from United Kingdom, Hungary and Finland,… The program also creates opportunities for Vietnamese talented singers to perform with international orchestra such as: singer Tung Duong, violinist Hoang Tuan Cuong, Nguyen Huu Nguyen,…”
Also at the press conference, Mrs. Hoa Nguyen Phuong – Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism emphasized: “We highly appreciate the effort of Toyota in contribution to bring this academic music to Vietnamese audiences as well as the meaningful contribution of the program when using all ticket proceeds for charitable activities towards the community”.
This year, Toyota Classics 2017 toured 6 ASEAN countries, which include Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam during 10th Oct – 04th Nov 2017.
Since the inception of Toyota Classics in 1990, it has held sold-out concerts across Asia. The charity concerts helped to promote classical music in the region in support of local communities. This is in line with Toyota’s firm commitment to helping the countries we serve achieve their goals of sustainable development. To date, Toyota Classics has raised 925 million Yen (approximately USD 9.03 million) to benefit local charities across Asia.
Especially in Vietnam, since 2009, all the ticket proceeds are used for “Toyota Scholarship for Vietnam Young Music Talents” program with 730 scholarships up to now.
From the establishment, with the continuous efforts to become “good citizen in the local community”, TMV has been organizing a lot of meaningful social contribution activities, focusing on Traffic safety, Education – Training & HRD, Environmental protection and Culture – Society. In which, Culture-Society is one of the areas that we pay attention with the hope to enrich the life of Vietnamese people. Toyota Concert is one of the activities to contribute to popularize academic music to Vietnamese music lovers.
Mrs. Hoang Thi Nhu Quynh
Deputy General Manager
PR & CSR Division - Corporate strategic planning Group
Toyota Motor Vietnam
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