Toyota to Hold 29th Toyota Youth Orchestra Camp in Tokyo
Toyota City, Japan, Feb 25, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation
(TMC) announces that TMC and the Federation of Japan Amateur Orchestras
Corporation (JAO) will jointly hold the 29th Toyota Youth Orchestra Camp at the
Tokyo College of Music in Toshima Ward, Tokyo from March 27 to 30, 2013.
The 29th camp will be led by Junichi Hirokami, who has performed with
orchestras in Japan and overseas, and who is currently chief conductor of the
Kyoto Symphony Orchestra and professor of conducting at the Tokyo College of
Music. Hirokami is also passionate about developing the next generation of
musicians. For the first time, the venue for the camp will be a music college:
the Tokyo College of Music, also Hirokami's alma mater.
An additional regional contribution program, the Toyota Musical Instrument
Friends Conference, will be held on March 29. Children from Tokyo will be
invited to the conference and provided with instruction on specific musical
instruments from camp instructors.
The Toyota Youth Orchestra Camp, sponsored by TMC as part of its social
contribution activities, has been conducted in conjunction with the JAO as a
four-day study program since 1985 to cultivate and train young* musicians from
across Japan. Leading professional musicians act as instructors, encouraging
the pupils to grow independently and helping them develop performance skills
and techniques with the aim that valuable experience be taken away and
exercised in regional orchestras. To date, the camp has been host to more than
5,000 pupils, with many past participants now active in such orchestras.
The annual camp runs in a two-year cycle, with a special public concert held
in March of the second year to showcase the results of the pupils'
efforts. Next year, the concert, also marking the camp's 30th
anniversary, will be held at Suntory Hall in central Tokyo.
More information (in Japanese) on the camp is available at
http://www.toyota.co.jp/tyoc/, while general information (in English) on the
camp is available here.
The media and the general public are welcome to visit the camp.
* From 13 to 23 years of age.
Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203;
NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by
creating better products. As of the end of March 2012, Toyota conducts its
business worldwide with 50 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and
regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and
regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.
Toyota Motor Corporation
Corporate Communications Department
Public Affairs Division
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