Culture and the Arts
Supporting the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (Japan)
Seiko Epson has been a special corporate sponsor of the annual Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (originally the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto) since its inception, in 1992. The festival, which runs from August through early September in Matsumoto, Japan, was organized to promote music and the arts among the nation’s youth.
In addition to regular concerts during the festival’s run, there were special concert events, including symphonic tales, geared towards sixth-graders and seventh-graders. In 2019, these events were attended by a total of 12,610 students from 211 schools in Nagano prefecture. This educational program was designed to further the education and development of youth. Performed by young musicians, they are a valuable opportunity for the youth to hear live orchestra music, thus serving as a catalyst for interest in classical music.