Toyota Classics celebrates its 25th anniversary this November with a philanthropic fundraiser featuring an envelope-pushing, highly prestigious classical music orchestra boasting some of the best soloists from around the world.

Part of a regional corporate social responsibility programme, Toyota is holding the 25th Anniversary Charity Asian Tour in seven cities across the region. Organised by UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT), this year’s KL edition will feature the Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra from London, with virtuoso soloists Vasko Vassilev (violin) and Pamela Nicholson (piano, composer and arranger), under the baton of conductor Miguel Angel Navarro.

“We believe in striving and making a difference in every place where we live, work or conduct business; which is in line with the company’s initiatives,” explained Datuk Ismet Suki, UMWT’s president. The theme for this year’s Toyota Classics is “Music that Moves Lives”.


Toyota Classics 2014 will showcase original arrangements by Pamela Nicholson that include movie theme songs from classic western movies and modern-day blockbusters. The one night gala performance will be held on November 11 at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. Tickets are priced at RM220, RM170, RM120 and RM60, and can be purchased from the concert hall’s Box Office.

The gala night aims to raise funds for the Lung Foundation of Malaysia, the National Kidney Foundation, and Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Perlindungan Nur Qaseh Malaysia. To date, with combined proceeds from ticket sales and corporate donations, Toyota Classics has donated more than RM7 million to 56 non-profit and charitable organisations.