The Toyota Concert 2012 through Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia got
underway in Phnom Penh for the first time on July 28, as part of
activities to mark the 45 th anniversary of the Vietnam – Cambodia
diplomatic ties and boost cultural exchanges between the two peoples.
The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) and the Toyota Vietnam Foundation.
Under the baton of Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji, the event also
saw the presence of Vietnamese singer Trinh Thanh Binh and other artists
from Cambodia and VNSO.
artists performed works written by Vietnamese musicians Trong Bang,
Hoang Viet, and former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk as well as
classical pieces by world-renowned composers Johann Strauss and Leroy
Cambodian Secretary of State of Ministry
of Culture and Fine Arts Minh Kosny spoke highly of the event, saying
that it manifests unseparatable friendship between the two countries.-VNA