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OMF pre-event at Agatano Mori on July 7 !

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We are happy to announce that OMF special pre-event to take place at Agatano Mori Bunka Kaikan on July 7 (Sat)! Rena Fujii (soprano) and Nanako Hirai (harp) who are going to perform at Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, will give a mini concert and talk sessions. It is a free admission and we are happy to have this event before the festival opening in Matsumoto. Please enjoy mini-OMF at Agatano Mori on Tanabata day.


Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival pre-event Afternoon Concert

Date: July 7 (Sat)
Venue: Agatano Mori Bunka Kaikan class room: 2-8
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Artists: Rena Fujii (soprano), Nanako Hirai (harp)
Admission Free
(You can purchase 2018OMF tickets at this event. Programs/seats of tickets will be announced later)

OMF Special Event at Ginza NAGANO on July 8 !

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OMF special event to take place at Ginza NAGANO on July 8 (Sun)!
Rena Fujii (soprano), Nanako Hirai (harp), Kei Shirai (violin) and Rei Tsujimoto (cello) will give mini concerts and talk sessions. Glass service of OMF original wine will be served as present to all participants for paid programs. Special screenings of previous OMF concerts will be held free of charge in between programs. Purchases of 2018OMF tickets, festival goods and CD releases also available. We are looking forward to seeing you at Ginza NAGANO!


Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival comes to Ginza

Date: July 8 (sun)
Venue: Ginza NAGANO
Open: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

10:30 - 12:00 2018OMF Tickets Sales / OMF Goods / Previous OMF concerts screening

13:00 - 13:45 Salon Concert & Talk Session I <Song & Harp>
Artists: Rena Fujii, Nanako Hirai
Ticket: 2500 yen (with one glass of OMF original wine)
For more information & application click here

15:00 - 15:45 Salon Concert & Talk Session II <Violin & Cello>
Artists: Kei Shirai, Rei Tsujimoto
Ticket: 3500 yen (with one glass of OMF original wine)
For more information & application click here

16:00 - 17:00 2018OMF Tickets Sales / OMF Goods / Previous OMF Concerts Screening

Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Brass Ensemble performs at Randonnée Picnic 2018 in Matsumoto! 

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We are happy to announce that Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Brass Ensemble will be performing at outdoor event "Randonnée Picnic 2018 in Matsumoto"! Please drop by at OMF booth as well!

【Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Brass Ensemble Stage Performances】
June 2 (Sat) and June 3 (Sun) 15:00 - 15:30
Performed by: Lisa Mimura (Trumpet), Ken Yoshii (Trumpet), Haruna Horiguchi (Horn), Akari Minami (Trombone), Tsuyoshi Wakabayashi (Tuba)

5 young brass artists will perform popular brass numbers, Disney movie theme song and more. Please come and enjoy the performance with your family and kids.
Also at OMF booth, we will have "Brass Instruments Touch and Play" service. We will have some brass instruments for adult and kids, and brass artists will kindly teach you how to play them. Children are all welcome here.

OMF Booth Brass Instruments Touch and Play
June 2 (Sat) and June 3 (Sun)
11:00 - 13:00 Taught by Matsumoto City Marching Band Member
13:00 - 14:30 Taught by Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Brass Ensemble Members
After the stage - 17:00  Taught by Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Brass Ensemble Members
(*Until 16:00 on June 3)


Randonnée Picnic 2018 in Matsumoto (Japanese only)
Date: June 2 (Sat) - June 3 (Sun), 2018
Schedule: Day 1: 10:00-17:00 / Day 2: 10:00-16:00
Venue: Agata no Mori Koen Heiwa Hiroba (3-2102-4, Agata, Matsumoto, Nagano) MAP
Entrance: Free

Orchestra Concert Program C "OMF Gig" Program Announcement

We are happy to announce the Orchestra Concert Program C "OMF Gig" program details.

Welcoming Marcus Roberts Trio as a special guest, "OMF Gig" will present you an American & jazzy program featuring Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin numbers.
To celebrate Bernstein's 100th year anniversary, we will have his famous "Candide Overture" and "On the Town : 3 Dance Episodes". Gershwin's "An American in Paris" and "I Got Rhythm Variation" are also must to listen to. Saito Kinen Orchestra and Marcus Roberts Trio will bring you great up-beat numbers with fresh conductors, Diego Matheuz and Kensho Watanabe.


We look forward to welcoming you again in Matsumoto this summer.


Orchestra Concert Program C "OMF Gig"
Sep. 2 (Sun) 15:00
Kissei Bunka Hall (Nagano-ken Matsumoto Bunka Kaikan)


Saito Kinen Orchestra
Conductor: Diego Matheuz (Gershwin)
Kensho Watanabe (Bernstein)
Special Guest: Marcus Roberts Trio
(Piano: Marcus Roberts, Bass: Rodney Jordan, Drums: Jason Marsalis)
Duration: 1 hour 45 min (with intermission)

Bernstein: Candide Overture
Bernstein: On the Town : 3 Dance Episodes
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variation
and Trio performance by Marcus Roberts Trio (program will be announced on the day)


Ticket Price: S ¥18,000 A ¥15,000 B ¥12,000 C ¥7,000

2018OMF Official Leaflet out online!

2018OMF Official Leaflet is available on the OMF website for free download.
Details of each programs, message from OMF artistic director Seiji Ozawa, and Siato Kinen Orchestra member list (as of May, 2018) are available.
Please take a look at the leaflet at music/event halls in Kanto area, 2018OMF venues and Matsumoto City Tourist Information Center.

2018OMF Official Leaflet