Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF) in cooperation with Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) today announces to organise “Toyota Concert Tour 2013″.
On the occasion of Japan – Vietnam Friendship Year and 40 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan, Toyota also supports VNSO to organise “VNSO Japan Concert Tour 2013″ at seven big Japan’s cities from September 21 October 1, 2013 with the participation of narrator people’s artist Le Khanh and pianist Kodama Momo, imposing the cultural exchange between the nations, especially in the field of classical music.
Toyota Concert Tour 2013 is prepared and performed by Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO), under the baton of Japanese maestro Honna Tetsuji and brings music lovers various delicate melodies of Japan, Vietnam and the world with two works of Rusian romanticism composer Tchaikovsky, the joyful Music for Symphony Orchestra of Japanese conductor-composer Yasushi Akutagawa, and the arrangement for symphony orchestra of the folk song “Xe chi luon kim” (Love duets of Bac Ninh) of the composer Tran Manh Hung.
With the hope to create more chances for Young Music Talents to practice and shine, this year’s concert gets the second time participation of Do Phuong Nhi, a 15-year-old talented violinist, with challenging Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 of Tchaikovsky.
At the press conference of Toyota Concert Tour 2013, VNSO’s director Nguyen Tri Dung stated: “The two concerts ‘Toyota Concert Tour 2013′ and ‘VNSO concert tour Japan 2013′ will bridge the cultural exchange between Japan and Vietnam, encourage the two countries to further boost comprehensive co-operative ties. We strongly believe that the audience and music lovers will enjoy the special and emotional concert nights.”
Vice chairman of TVF/ vice president of TMV Phan Thu Huong said: “Continuing the humanistic tradition from 2009, Toyota Concert Tour 2013 will use all ticket proceeds for the Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents. In addition, in order to help young people who love classical music to approach and enjoy this intelligent kind of music, the programme continues offering the preferential level of ticket price to students.”
With the aim of supporting the VNSO to improve its quality of performance to regional and international standards, since 1998, Toyota Motor Vietnam once, and now Toyota Vietnam Foundation, has annually sponsored for the VNSO to organise Toyota Concert annually.
The programme changed into Toyota Concert Tour Vietnam from 2007 with the tour in big cities across the country.
In 2012, the first time the programme was expanded to three Indochinese countries with the name Toyota Concert Tour 2012 Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia. The programme becomes an annual activity and always receives warm welcome and high appreciation from audiences in Vietnam, as well as brings the classical music closer to the public.
In 2013, following the success of Toyota Concert Tour 2012 Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia, under the support of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as well as other relating authorities, Toyota Concert Tour 2013 continues its diplomatic meaning, strengthening the friendship and co-operation between Vietnam – Japan, and introducing classical music of Japan to the Vietnamese and vice versa.