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Toyota Motor Vietnam announces Toyota Concert 2017

Released at: 19:27, 19/07/2017

Toyota Motor Vietnam announces Toyota Concert 2017

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Press conference held on July 18 in Hanoi to announce concerts in capital, Ho Chi Minh City and, for the first time, Vinh Phuc province.

by Ngoc Lan

Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) held a press conference on July 18 in Hanoi to introduce the Toyota Concert 2017, with performances by the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) and with support from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

This is the 20th year TMV has cooperated with VNSO to held the concerts, with the aim of bringing classical music closer to Vietnamese music lovers.

In addition to concerts at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on August 16 and the Hanoi Opera House on August 25 and 26, for the first time a concert will also be held at the Vinh Phuc Theatre in Vinh Yen city, northern Vinh Phuc province, on August 19.

With the theme “Romantic Love Songs”, this year’s concerts will again be under the baton of experienced Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji, who has supported and accompanied the Toyota Concert from its very first days. Talented young pianist Nguyen Viet Trung will appear for the first time, and traditional Vietnamese singers Dang Duong and Dao To Loan will also take the stage.

At the Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi concerts, the program will bring classical music lovers two famous pieces: Piano Concerto No.2 F minor op.11 from Chopin and Symphony No.3 F major op.90 from Brahms.

The Vinh Phuc concert will give audience members an emotional experience, with works from Strauss, Brahms, and Dvořák as well as traditional historical songs performed by Dang Duong and Dao To Loan.

Ms. Do Thu Hoang, Vice President of Toyota Motor Vietnam, told the press conference that besides trying to popularize classical music in Vietnam and enriching the spiritual lives of Vietnamese people, the Toyota Concert also contributes to the country’s musical development, as all ticket proceeds will go to the “Toyota Musical Scholarship for Young Vietnamese Musical Talent”. “As at 2016, we had granted a total of 730 scholarships to excellent students at five music schools and academies nationwide, encouraging a spirit of study and helping students become professional artists in the future and contributing to the development of music studies in Vietnam,” she said.

Mr. Nguyen Tri Dung, Director of the VNSO, said that the Toyota Concert 2017 continues the journey that artists and TMV have taken that is full of glory but also challenges.

“Toyota Concert has been held annually since 1998 and has become an integral performance for Vietnamese classical music lovers,” he said. “Through nearly 60 emotional concerts attended by over 36,000 audience members, the program has created the opportunity for young local talent to perform with the VNSO, such as violinists Do Phuong Nhi and Bui Cong Duy and vocalists Tung Duong and Trinh Thanh Binh.”

Since its establishment and with continued efforts to become “a good citizen in the local community”, TMV has organized a host of meaningful community activities, focusing on Traffic Safety, Education, Training and Human Resources Development, Environmental Protection, and Culture and Society.

Culture and Society is one area where it pays major attention in the hope of enriching the lives of Vietnamese people, and the Toyota Concert is part of such activities.

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