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Chamber Concert I Additional Member Announcement

AdditionalMember-Final.jpgChamber Concert I -Robert Mann Memorial Concert- is considered one of the most special programs in this year's Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival. The late great Violinist Robert Mann, who passed away this past January, brought to Matsumoto not only exquisite chamber music and “WORD and MUSIC” performances, but also magnificent music as a conductor. He was deeply committed to educating young musicians as well, and dedicated himself to the Seiji Ozawa International Academy Switzerland since its founding. In addition to the Academy who will hold a memorial concert in his honor, some of Saito Kinen Orchestra members will join the concert.

Today we are happy to announce that 11 SKO members who are all had been taught by Mr. Mann will join the string orchestra. The additional members are Sayaka Kinoshiro, Madoka Sakitsu, Machiko Shimada, Kei Shirai, Chiharu Taki, Chisako Naoe, Ryo Mikami, Aiko Goto (violin), Ryo Oshima, Maiko Takimoto (viola) and Rei Tsujimoto (cello). They will perform one of Mr. Mann and Ozawa's favorite number, Beethoven: String Quartet No.16 in F major, Op. 135 - III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo (string orchestra ver.) with 20 Seiji Ozawa International Academy Switzerland members.

Sadao Harada (cello) and Nobuko Imai (viola) , the two tutors chosen by Seiji Ozawa for their talent and for their high standards – will come to the concert as well. Please look forward this the one and only special program.

Ticket sales on July 7 and 8. Kids are welcome on July 7!

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2018OMF tickets are available for purchase on July 7 (Sat) and July 8 (Sun) OMF pre-events! The pre-evnets will take place in Matsumoto and Tokyo, and it is the only chance that you can purchase 2018OMF tickets in person in Tokyo.

Pre-event on July 7 are welcoming kids audiecne! There will be kids-friendly area where they can sit and enjoy the music of soprano and harp. According to the weather forcast, it is said that it would be rainy on Saturday. Please come to Agata No Mori class room 2-8 where you can have a great time with music inside.

OMF Pre-event Afternoon Concert
Date: July 7 (Sat)
Venue: Agatano Mori Bunka Kaikan class room: 2-8

Time:
11:30 - 12:00 Door Open / 2018 Ticket sales start
12:00 - 13:00 "Seiji Ozawa THE LIVING SPIRIT OF MUSIC" screening
14:00 - 14:45  Afternoon Concert & Talk Session <Song & Harp>
Artists: Rena Fujii (soprano), Nanako Hirai (harp)

**All programs admission free

Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival comes to Ginza
Date: July 8 (sun)
Venue: Ginza NAGANO
Time:
10:30 - 12:00 2018OMF Tickets Sales / OMF Goods / Previous OMF concerts screening
13:00 - 13:45 Salon Concert & Talk Session I <Song & Harp>
15:00 - 15:45 Salon Concert & Talk Session II <Violin & Cello>
16:00 - 17:00 2018OMF Tickets Sales / OMF Goods / Previous OMF concerts screening
(Both Salon Concerts are sold out. Thank you.)

OMF Photo Exhibition at Ginza NAGANO!

We are happy to announce that OMF photo exhibition will take place at Ginza NAGANO from July 2nd (mon) to July 6th (fri) and 8th (sun). Please come and see 2017OMF official photos taken by OMF official photographers when you are in Ginza area.

Date: July 2nd (mon) - 6th(fri) and 8th (sun) (*Open till 4 pm on July 5th)
Open: 10:30 - 20:00
Venue: Ginza NAGANO 2F

2018OMF Tickets are available at The Harmony Hall!

2018OMF tickets are now on sale at each ticket agencies; Ticket Pia, Lawson ticket, and e+(e-plus). You can purchase OMF opera tickets at Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre. The Harmony Hall also started selling the three Chamber Concert tickets and OMF Chamber Music Study Group -Brass Ensemble- tickets at the counter. There are some sold out seats in a few programs. Don't miss out your tickets!

<Tickets are available at>
The Harmony Hall : Chamber Concert I, II, III and OMF Chamber Music Study Group -Brass Ensemble-
Matsumoto City Performing Arts Centre: OMF Opera by Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
Ticket Agencies : All programs
Please see here for tickets information.

"Seiji Ozawa THE LIVING SPIRIT OF MUSIC" Special documentary screening on July 7

The special documentary featuring Seiji Ozawa and Seiji Ozawa International Academy Switzerland will be screened at Agatano Mori Bunka Kaikan class room 2-8 on July 7th.
Seiji Ozawa lead a masterclass at the Fondation Louis Vuitton from June 30th to July 3rd 2015. This documentary contains footage of the public rehearsals and the final showcase, as well as a short interview with Seiji Ozawa. The documentary is in English and French with Japanese subtitles. July 7th is the only chance we can show you this video on a large screen.

OMF Pre-event Afternoon Concert
Date: July 7 (Sat)
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 "Seiji Ozawa THE LIVING SPIRIT OF MUSIC" screening
   14:00 - 14:45  Afternoon Concert & Talk Session <Song & Harp>
Artists: Rena Fujii (soprano), Nanako Hirai (harp)
**Both programs admission free
Venue: Agatano Mori Bunka Kaikan class room: 2-8