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Toyota Classics 2018 to take place in HCM City this month

 The Toyota Classics 2018 event themed “Music that Moves Lives” is scheduled to take place at the Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City on November 17, heard a press conference in the city on November 1.

The Toyota Classics 2018 event themed “Music that Moves Lives” is scheduled to take place at the Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City on November 17, heard a press conference in the city on November 1.


Musical director Steven Devine speaks at the press conference

This year’s concert will be the 21st edition held in Vietnam, marking the 29th year of the Toyota Classics.

The concert will feature the “Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment” from the United Kingdom, along with musical director Steven Devine, British soprano Charlotte Beament, and violin soloist Daniel Edgar.

The Vocational Ballet School of HCM City (VBSH) will also perform at the event.

At the press conference, Vice President of Toyota Motor Vietnam Do Thu Hoang said that over the past 20 years, the concert’s ticket proceeds were granted to the Toyota Scholarship for Vietnamese Young Music Talents.

As many as 203 concerts have been held over the past 30 years, promoting cultural exchange across the world. 

The total ticket proceeds of the concerts, worth about 9.5 million USD, were given to charity activities to support the development of 14 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific. –VNA


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