Shuttle Bus Service from Kissei Bunka Hall to Matsumoto Station

There will be shuttle bus service on Orchestra Concert days from Kissei Bunka Hall to JR Matsumoto Station.
Please use this service on the way back home.

■Shuttle Bus Service
① Aug 18 (Fri) After Orchestra Concert Program A
② Aug 20 (Sun) After Orchestra Concert Program A
③ Aug 25 (Fri) After Orchestra Concert Program B
④ Aug 27 (Sun) After Orchestra Concert Program B
⑤ Sep 4 (Mon) After Mistuko Uchida Recital
⑥ Sep 8 (Fri) After Orchestra Concert Program C
⑦ Sep 10 (Sun) After Orchestra Concert Program C

■ Bus ticket purchases
Shuttle Bus ticket window is open 1 hour before the start of the programs at Kissei Bunka Hall Lobby.
You may also pay for the ticket fare at the entrance of a bus.

Adult 250 yen (Older than junior high school)
Child 130 yen (Younger than elementaly school)
※Free fare is available for children under 6 yld. Limited to one child only.
In case of two or more children, you will be asked to pay a child fare.

2017OMF Official Goods ready for this season!


We are happy to announce the lineup of this year's 2017OMF official merchandise goods!
Various souvenirs are prepared including lesson tote, Kids T-shirts, mugs, notes, Japanese wrapping cloth, stationaries.
The official goods shop at Kissei Bunka Hall will open tomorrow, Aug.16 (Wed).
The sales shall continue until Sep.10 (Sun) (10:00-17:00/ on Concert days only) .
Please enjoy the shopping along with 2017OMF concerts.


Traffic regulations for 2017OMF Open Event Parade

2017OMF Open Event Parade / Join Performance will take place on Aug 20 (Sun) in Matsumoto City. The traffic will be regulated during the Parade time. Please see the Traffic Regulations map below for details.

2017OMFParade Traffic Regulations

Aug 20 (Sun) 2017OMF Open Event Parade / Joint Performance

【Street Performance】
9:10~ Matsumoto Station Plaza and more
(Kamata Junior High School Brass Band/Matsumoto Mothers Ensemble Apple/THE BANDA)

9:30~ In front of M WING~Matsumoto Catle Park(Total 51 groups)

【Joint Performance】
11:00~ Matsumoto Castle Honmaru Garden National Treasure
Program:Radetzky-marsch, Anthem of Nagano Prefecture ”Shinano No Kuni”

2017OMF Chamber Music Study Group -Brass Ensemble- Ticket on day purchase and numbered ticket distribution

2017OMF Chamber Music Study Group -Brass Ensemble-

Date Aug. 13 (Sun) 15:00
Place Agata no Mori Bunka Kaikan

OMF office would like to announce that ticket on day for OMF Chamber Music Study Group -Brass Ensemble- concert can be purchased from 13:00 on the day of performance. Ticket price per one ticket per person is 1,000 yen.

Numbered ticket distribution
We will be distributing the numbered ticket for entry to the concert from 13:00.
The door will open at 14:30. The guests will be asked to line up in front of the main entrance 10 minutes before the door open. Please note that due to the stage setting preparations, the door open time may be delayed.

SEIJI OZAWA&SAITO KINEN ORCHESTRA All-Beethoven Program Live Recording DVD/Blu-ray to be released!

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The Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7 performed by Seiji Ozawa, who turned 80!
Bonus content includes valuable footage of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy (piano: Martha Argerich
) from the Celebrating Seiji at 80! Gala Concert performance!

We are happy to announce the release of DVD/Blu-ray comprising concerts conducted by Seiji Ozawa and performed by the Saito Kinen Orchestra (SKO) in 2015 and 2016 at the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF). Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, a venerable international classical music festival, held every year in Matsumoto City of Nagano Prefecture in Japan since 1992, had its name changed into the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in 2015. The DVD/Blu-ray contains concerts held this year as the festival entered a new stage, and in 2016 when the Matsumoto Festival marked its 25th season.

In 2015, the commemorative first year as OMF, Seiji Ozawa conducted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 for the first time in 15 years. In 2016, he conducted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in Matsumoto for the first time in 23 years.

In addition to these two performances, bonus content features rare footage from the Celebrating Seiji at 80! Gala Concert. A total of 300 top-class musicians gathered from around the world on September 1, 2015 to celebrate Festival Director Ozawa’s 80th birthday. The centerpiece of this concert, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, is included in the extra. This rendition performed by pianist Martha Argerich, who appeared as a friend, and an array of soloists including Nathalie Stutzmann and Matthias Goerne, greatly delighted everyone in attendance. Choral Fantasy was not part of Argerich’s repertoire thus far and this will be the first release ever as footage. There is also valuable footage of Ozawa being serenaded with Happy Birthday by all and blowing out a birthday candle.

This DVD/Blu-ray compiles all performances conducted by Festival Director Ozawa at OMF in 2015 and 2016. Advance sales of the overseas edition will be launched on Friday, August 18 during this year’s OMF, which will commence in August 2017. Release throughout Japan is scheduled for Friday, September 1, and worldwide for Friday, September 15.

DVD / Blu-ray
(83min / Extra 25min)

SYMPHONY No.2 in D major, Op. 36
Live from the Kissei Bunka Hall, Matsumoto, Japan, Sep 6, 2015.

SYMPHONY No.7 in A major, Op. 92
Live from the Kissei Bunka Hall, Matsumoto, Japan, Aug 18, 2016.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80
Saito Kinen Orchestra
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa Piano: Martha Argerich
Soprano: Lydia Teuscher, Rie Miyake
Alto: Nathalie Stutzmann
Tenor: Kei Fukui, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
Baritone: Matthias Goerne
Chorus: OMF Chorus
Performed at Celebrating Seiji at 80! Gala Concert
Live from the Kissei Bunka Hall, Matsumoto, Japan, Sep 1, 2015.

*Bonus includes Seiji Ozawa’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Distribution: EuroArts Music International
(World sales: Warner Music Group / Japan: King International Inc)
Release date:
Advance release: Aug 18, 2017 (during 2017OMF)
General release: Sep 1, 2017 (Japan) Sep 15, 2017 (World)
※Price and purchasing details to be announced.

A co-production of EuroArts Music International, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in cooperation with VEROZA Japan Company Ltd.