Message for the 22nd MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu
Nagano Yasuhiro, Mayor of Beppu

MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu, marking its 22nd anniversary this year, will be held under the same theme "Music ad SDGs - To meet the future", as that of last year.
Beppu City has addressed the promotion of the arts and culture, and we feel a significant meaning in holding the Music Festival with this theme.
Starting with the pre-concert series in 1995, the Music Festival has a history of a quarter century. During the novel coronavirus pandemic a new normal is taking shape, and what the Music Festival should be like from now on is also being challenged.

I, myself, greatly look forward to the concerts with General Director Ms. Martha Argerich and prominent cellist Mr. Mischa Maisky and other diverse programs. This year's Music Festival is a milestone event marking the 25th year since Ms. Martha Argerich assumed the position of the General Director, and also celebrates her 80th birthday. I hope we will be able to make various exchanges and share joy through music.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the people who support making this Music Festival possible, and I wish for the further prosperity of the arts and culture.
(April 1, 2021)

- Notification of the 22nd MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu 2021 -