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.
During the festival’s run in 2018, a total of 14,872 students from 239 schools in Nagano prefecture attended a special concert geared toward sixth-graders, seventh-graders, and children from special-needs schools. The concerts for children are 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.