15:00 - 17:00 (Planned) Place : B-Con Plaza(Intl.Conference Room), Beppu

Opening of the Music Festival : Concert by Young Musicians of Oita Prefecture
Free entrance ticket is necessary. All seats unreserved.
Free entrance tickets will be available from major ticket agencies in Beppu and Oita or from the Secretariat of Argerich Arts Foundation starting March 9th (Thu.).

19:00 -21:00 (Planned) Place : Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus, Beppu

"Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus" Special Concert Vol.3 : Mischa Maisky Cello Recital
Reserved seats only : 15,000(yen)
[ Artists ] Mischa Maisky (cello), Lily Maisky (piano)
[ Program ]
J. S. Bach : Suite No. 1 in G-Major, BWV1007
A. Babadjanyan: Elegy " In Memory of Aram Khachaturian " ( piano solo)
J. Brahms : Cello Sonata No. 1 in E-minor, op. 38
M. d. Falla : Suite Populaire Espagnole ( from 7 Canciones Populares Espanolas ) El Pano Moruno, Asturiana , Jota, Nana, Cancion, Polo
I. Albeniz : "Tango " from Suite "Espagna " op.165-2
G. Cassado : Requiebros
A. Piazzolla : Le Grand Tango
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19:00 -20:00 (Planned) Place : iichiko Culture Center (iichiko Oto-no-izumi Hall), Oita

Co-sponsored by Oita Prefecture Arts, Culture & Sports Promotion Foundation
Concert for Children by Children
All seats unreserved: Admission free (application needed)
[ Artists ] iichiko Grand Theater Junior Orchestra String Ensemble, Yasushi Toyoshima (violin), Sadao Harada (cello)
[ Program ] P.I. Tchaikovsky : Serenade for Strings in C Major op.48, and others

19:00 -21:00 (Planned) Place : iichiko Culture Center(iichiko Grand Theater), Oita

Best of Best Series Vol.5 : Chamber Orchestra Concert
Reserved seats only. [ GS:25,000 S:18,000 A:12,000 B:8,000 C:6,000 Youth:3,000 ] (yen) (Youth seats apply to 1st graders to those aged 22.)
[ Artists ] Martha Argerich (piano), Seiji Ozawa (conductor), Mito Chamber Orchestra (chamber orchestra)
[ Program ] Part 1
E.H.Grieg : Holberg Suite, op.40
Mito Chamber Orchestra (chamber orchestra)
C.F.Gounod : Petite Symphonie
Mito Chamber Orchestra (chamber orchestra)
Part 2
L.v.Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, op.15
Martha Argerich (piano), Seiji Ozawa (conductor), Mito Chamber Orchestra (chamber orchestra)
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19:00 -21:00 (Planned) Place : Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus, Beppu

Open Violin Master Class by Ivry Gitlis
Admission : 1,500 All seats unreserved.
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15:00 -19:00 (Planned) Place : B-Con Plaza(Philharmonia Hall), Beppu

Chamber Music Marathon Concert
- The Little Prince presented by Martha Argerich
Reserved seats only. [ GS:18,000 S:15,000 A:12,000 B:7,000 C:5,000 Youth:2,000 ] (yen)
(Youth seats apply to 1st graders to those aged 22.)
[ Artists ] Martha Argerich (piano), Ivry Gitlis (violin), Kyoko Takezawa (violin), Yasushi Toyoshima (violin), Lyda Chen Argerich (viola), Kaeko Mukoyama (cello) , Quartet Amabile (string quartet), Annie Dutoit (reciter), Stephanie Argerich(film director)
[ Program ]
S. Barber : Adagio for Strings
F. Mendelssohn : String Octet E-flat major op.20
The Little Prince/Production by Annie Dutoit
C. Debussy/J. Heifetz : Golliwogg's Cakewalk from Children's Corner
and others
F. Kreisler : Love's Sorrow
F. Kreisler : Lovely Rosemary
R. Schumann : Piano Quintet in E-flat major op. 44 1st & 3rd movements
Schumann Argerich Family project/Production by Lyda Chen Argerich, Annie Dutoit, Stephanie Argerich
R. Schumann / Fairy Tale Pictures op.113(extract)
R. Schumann : Bird as Prophet from Forest Scenes op.82
R. Schumann / F.Liszt : Dedication from Myrthles op.25
and others
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13:00 - 13:40 (Planned) Place : Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus, Beppu

Film Concert
All seats unreserved: 1,000(yen)
M.Ravel: Ma mere l'oye
Martha Argerich (piano), Myung-Whun Chung (piano)
F.Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
Martha Argerich (piano), Chikara Iwamura (conductor),
Toho Gakuen Orchestra, and others
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19:00 -21:00 (Planned) Place : Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus, Beppu

Musicians soaring on the international scene Vol.3 - Ichiro Higuchi Piano Recital
All seats unreserved : 3,000 (yen)
[ Artists ] Ichiro Higuchi (piano)
[ Program ]
F.Chopin : Impromptu No.3 op.51
F.Chopin : Sonate No.2 b-moll op.35
F.Chopin : Andante spianato Grand Polonaise brillante in E-flat Major op.22
F.Liszt : Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr.10 "Preludio"
C.F.Gounod/ F.Liszt : Valse de I'opera Faust, and others
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Concerts related to MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point(R) in Beppu
Jointly produced by the Mito Chamber Orchestra
& the Beppu Argerich Music Festival
Mito Chamber Orchestra
the 99th Regular Concert
Date & time: May 12 (Fri.) 19:00 - , May 14 (Sun.) 15:00 -
Place : Art Tower Mito Concert Hall
Reserved seats only. [ S: 28,000 A: 25,000 B: 20,000 (yen)]
Martha Argerich (piano) , Seiji Ozawa (conductor),
Mito Chamber Orchestra (chamber orchestra)
[ Program ] (planned)
Part 1 (without a conductor)
E.H.Grieg : Holberg Suite, op.40,
C.F.Gounod : Petite Symphonie
Part 2
L. v. Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major op.15
Sponsored by : Mito Arts Foundation
Contact & Phone:
Art Tower Mito Ticket Booking Center TEL: 029-231-8000
For details -- click here
Martha Argerich & Kyoko Ito
Special Concert at NOGAKUDO
Date & time : May 24 (Wed.) 18:30 - 20:30 (planned)
Place : MOA Museum of Art (Nogakudo),
Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture
Reserved seats only. Admission: 30,000 (yen)
Martha Argerich(piano)
Kyoko Ito (piano)
[ Program ] (planned)
R.Schumann : Marchenbilder op.113,
F.Mendelssohn : String Octet op.20,
S.Barber : Adadio for Strings ,
and others
Sponsored by : Mokichi Okada Art and Culture Foundation
Contact & Phone: MOA Museum of Art TEL:0557-84-2500
(*Argerich Arts Foundation does not sell tickets for these concert.)

* Ticket fees include tax.

* The above-mentioned schedule, artists and programs are subject to change, but the admission fee will not be refunded except if the concert is cancelled.

* The ticket once purchased cannot be refunded or exchanged.

* Children not yet of elementary school age cannot attend the concerts.
* Please obtain the exchange ticket for a Youth seat (for 1st graders to those aged 22). With the exchange ticket, you can get an entrance ticket from two hours before the concert on the concert day. Please bring your student ID when exchanging the tickets.

* For inquiries and ticket purchase for wheelchair users and their attendants, please contact the Secretariat of Argerich Arts Foudation (0977-27-2299 )

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Oita Bank
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Kawano Neurosugical Hospital
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