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Welcome Concert: “Harmony at the Castle”

Date Aug. 5 (Sat) 10:30-12:00
Venue Former site of Matsumoto Castle National Treasure Park

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

Liedduo Recital in Okushiga

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Date Aug.17 (Thu) 15:30〜17:00
Venue Mori no Ongakudo in Okushiga Kogen

We are happy to announce that the festival welcomes Ms. Mitsuko Shirai as a teacher again and has Liedduo Masterclass at Okushiga Kogen as OMF Chamber Music Study Group. We will have concert to show their growth.
Admission Free
Tel: 0269-34-2034

Parade / Joint Performance

Date Aug. 20 (Sun) Parade 9:30- / Joint Performance 11:00-
  • Parade: Matsumoto City, Matsumoto Castle
  • Joint Performance: Matsumoto Castle Honmaru Garden National Treasure
* In case of rain: Kissei Bunka Hall (Nagano-ken Matsumoto Bunka Kaikan)

A parade by local elementary and secondary school wind ensembles and other community musical groups. Entrance fee required to enter Matsumoto Castle.

Welcome Street Live

Dates During Festival Period
Venue Matsumoto Station Plaza etc.

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

Screen Concert

Date Aug. 25 (Fri) 18:30-
  • Matsumoto City:Matsumoto Castle Park, Agetsuchi Theater, Matsumoto Station Oshiroguchi Plaza
  • Nagano prefecture:Suzaka city, Ina city
  • Other prefectures:Fujisawa city, Kagoshima city, Kobe city, Hikone city

This year, the screen concert will feature the Orchestra Concert held on Aug. 25 (Fri). Free entry. Please join us to enjoy the beautiful orchestra music.

Festival Photo Exhibition

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Date July 14 (Fri) – Sep. 8 (Fri)
Venue The Hachijuni Bank Gallery, Kissei Bunka Hall and other locations

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

Cozy & Special “Demae” Concerts

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Date Throughout the festival period
Venue Various healthcare institutions and homes for elder

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.