TOYOTA AND MUSIC!
Borneo Motors kick-started its 50th Anniversary celebration with the 27th edition of Toyota Clas-sics, a musical charity event that was held on 4 November 2016 at the Capitol Theatre. 2016 also marks 50th Anniversary of Singaporejapan Diplomatic Relations (SJ50). In line with the belief that music knows no boundaries, this will be a cultural cerebration befitting the two nation’s long-lasting friendship through a night of music.
Since 1990, Toyota has promoted classical music to support charities across Asia, hosting over 190 concerts through the years. With the theme, “Music that Moves Lives”, Toyota Classics aims to touch the lives of people both within and beyond the concert hall. This year’s programme cele-brated a musical milestone for Toyota Classics with the introduction of “Singphony” featuring Singapore-born pianist and composer Pamela Tan-nicholson and highly acclaimed artistic director and violinist Vasko Vassilev. The Baltic Neopolis Orchestra from Poland who has performed widely in Europe since 2008 and won the Polish Grammy for Best Music Album in 2015 also joined them.
This year, Borneo Motors and Toyota dedicate the fundraising efforts to Singapore Children’s So-ciety, a voluntary welfare organisation that protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions, especially children, youth and families in need. Established in 1952, its services have evolved to meet the changing needs of children and youth. The mission of Singapore Chil-dren’s Society is to bring relief and happiness to children in need, reiterating Toyota Classics’ ob-jective of creating a positive impact in communities.