2017Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival - the Line-up Announcement

Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival Executive Committee is happy to announce the 2017 Season Opening Dates & its Line-up.

For details, please see the link below.

■2017 Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival - the Line-up Annonucement

Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble - The Latest on Tickets Sales

Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival -Special Concert- Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble tickets for Tokyo performance (Jan 18 (Wed)), Hiroshima performance (Jan 21 (Sat)) and Mito performance (Jan 22 (Sun)) are sold out.

Matsumoto performance tickets are still available for purchase.
For more information, please see here .

Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble - Tickets Sales Information

Ticket windows for Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival - Special Concert - Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble Tokyo and Matsumoto performance will close during the year-end and New Year holidays. Please see below for further information.

【Tokyo Performance/Close】
●Kioi Hall Ticket Center: Dec 29 (Thu) - Jan 3 (Tue) , Sundays and holidays

【Matsumoto Performance/Window Close】
〇Kissei Bunka Hall : Dec 27 (Tue) - Jan 3 (Tue), Jan 10 (Tue) - 12 (Thu), Jan 17 (Tue)
〇Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre: Dec 29 (Thu) - Jan 3 (Tue), Jan 10 (Tue)
〇The Harmony Hall:Dec 26 (Mon), Dec 28 (Wed) - Jan 3 (Tue), Jan 10 (Tue), Jan 16 (Mon)

Ticket sales are avaialbe on internet.

Lawson Ticket(Tickts for Tokyo performance are sold out)
【Tel】0570-000-407 (Operator 10:00~20:00)
【Shop】Loppi (Lawson & Ministop)
L Code:39310

Ticket Pia
【Tel】0570-02-9999 (24 hours)
P Code:314-042

Kioi Hall Web Ticket (Tokyo performance only)

2011SKF Opera Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle CD won the 54th Record Academy Awards!

The 54th Record Academy Awards founded by music magazine publishing company Ongaku No Tomo Sha Corp. has selected the CD recording of 2011SKF Opera Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle for its Best Record Award. The CD features the recording of two opera performances which were conducted by Seiji Ozawa in summer of 2011. Mattias Goerne, internationally acclaimed baritone who lastly visited us in Matsumoto in 2015, plays the main role Bluebeard.

The Record Academy Awards was founded in 1963, to recognize the most siginificant CDs for its achievement and honor record companies amoung various categories. For more on the Record Academy Awards, please refer to "Record Geijutsu" January, 2017 Issue (on sale Dec 20 (Tue)). For further information on the awarded CD recording, please visit the UNIVERSAL MUSIC official website.


OMF Special Concert: SKO Brass Ensemble Japan Tour Announcement!

We are happy to announce that the Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble will go on Japan Tour in 2017. The world top class brass and timpani & percussion musicians come together to perform in Tokyo, Matsumoto, Hiroshima and Mito!

The Brass Ensemble at the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF) Chamber Concert in 2015 received great accolades for its majestic and glorious sound; the audience was captivated and insisted on multiple curtain calls with unceasing thunderous applause. Members are from the brass and timpani & percussion sections of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which comprises top-tier musicians from around the world who are immensely trusted by Seiji Ozawa. The eager requests for a reprise by the audience that witnessed the passionate performance of the Chamber Concert in 2015 and the desire of members to perform have resulted in initiation of the Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble as of January 2017. In pursuit of the ultimate in brass ensemble performance and desire to spread recognition of the OMF name throughout the country, the Brass Ensemble will burst out of summer in Matsumoto to hold concerts in various cities in Japan.

Message from Seiji Ozawa, OMF Director

Simply put, the members of this brass ensemble are amazing. They are my treasured Saito Kinen colleagues who gather at the Matsumoto festival every summer and are truly brilliant players.
Their first concert performance in Matsumoto in the summer of 2015 was a resounding success that served as a catalyst to this tour.
I am deeply delighted that their marvelous music will be delivered to audiences all around Japan and greatly look forward to this personally as well. I invite you to join us in listening to their music.

For more information, please see SKO Brass Ensemble Program page.