Culture and the Arts
Supporting the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival
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. As part of the festival, sixth-graders from schools in Nagano Prefecture are invited to an event called "Concert for Children." This concert is performed by young musicians to further the education and development of youth. This program can spark an interest in classical performances for children who have few opportunities to listen live orchestras.