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Welcome Concert: “Harmony at the Castle”

Date Aug. 8 (Sun) 11:00-11:30
Place Matsumoto Castle National Treasure Park(Cancelled in case of rain)
Artists OMF Chorus (2021 Special Group)
Conductor: Masao Nakamura
Piano: Kaoru Watanabe

Chorus performance to welcome the festival in the front yard of Matsumoto Castle, a national treasure of Japan.


Date Aug. 22 (Sun) 9:30
Place Matsumoto City

Notice of Cancellation of the Parade please see here.

A parade by local elementary and secondary school wind ensembles and other community musical groups. (*No joint performance scheduled this year.)

Welcome Street Live

  • Aug. 8 (Sun) 16:00 at Aeon Mall Matsumoto
  • Aug. 21 (Sat) 10:00 at Matsumoto Station Plaza
  • Aug. 29 (Sun) 10:00 at Matsumoto Station Plaza

Live street concerts by Musicians with ties to Matsumoto welcoming guests will be held at Matsumoto Station Plaza and other locations.

Screen Concert

Date Sep. 3 (Fri) 18:30
  • Matsumoto City: Matsumoto Castle Park, Agetsuchi Theatre, Matsumoto Station Plaza (Oshiroguchi exit)
  • Nagano Prefecture: Omachi city (Omachi city Echo Hall), Nagano city (Hokuto Bunka Hall)
  • Other: Fujisawa city (Fujisawa Shimin Kaikan), Himeji city (Himeji Convention Center Arcrea HIMEJI), Takayama city (Takayama Shimin Bunka Kaikan)

This year, the screen concert will feature the Orchestra Concert Program B held on Sep 3 (Fri). Free entry. Please join us to enjoy the beautiful orchestra music.

Festival Photo Exhibition

Date Jul. 16, (Fri) – Sep.12, (Sun)
Place Kissei Bunka Hall (Nagano-ken Matsumoto Bunka Kaikan), The Hachijuni Bank Gallery and other locations

Exhibitions of photographs from the 2019 Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival taken by official photographer Michiharu Okubo and Takeshi Yamada.

Cozy & Special “Demae” Concerts

Date Throughout the festival period
Place Various healthcare institutions and such

Saito Kinen Orchestra Members and Seiji Ozawa Music Academy students perform in places such as hospitals, homes for elderly and institutions for disabled.“Demae” is the Japanese word for meal delivery – these concerts are designed to deliver the joy of the music to those music lovers who are otherwise unable to attend the concerts.