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 14th (Thu).
[Artists] Soichiro Tsuruhara (piano), winner of Argerich Arts Foundation Prize at the Kyushu district of the 72nd Student Music Concours of Japan, and others. Details will be announced early March.

18:30 -20:30 (Planned) Place : iichiko Culture Center(iichiko Grand Theater), Oita

Best of Best Series Vol.7 Orchestra Concert
Reserved seats only.[GS:16,000 S:13,000 A:10,000 B:7,000 Youth:3,000](yen)(Youth seats apply to 1st graders to those aged 22.)
[ Artists ] Charles Dutoit (conductor), Martha Argerich (piano), Mischa Maisky (cello),
Tokyo College of Music Symphony Orchestra
[ Program ]
C. Debussy: Petite Suite (orchestral version)
C. Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No.1 in a minor
M. Ravel: Ma Mere l'Oye Suite (orchestral version)
F. Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major
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13:00 -14:30 (Planned) Place : Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus Salon, Beppu

Future Project by Keiichiro Hirano
All seats unreserved: Admission free (application needed)
[ Lecturer ] Keiichiro Hirano(Novelist)
[ Theme ] Music and Hope - About Beethoven

19:00 - Place : Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo

Nippon Life Insurance Company presents
Concert to support the Pinocchio Project
[ Artists ] Martha Argerich(piano), and others
Details of artists, program and admission fees will be announced in the middle of March.

13:00 -13:40 (Planned) Place : Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus Salon, Beppu

Film Concert
All seats unreserved : 1,000(yen)
[ Artists ]
Martha Argerich(piano), Chikara Iwamura(conductor), Toho Gakuen Orchestra
[ Program ]
From the 2nd Music Festival
F. Chopin: Piano Concerto in e minor op.11
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15:00 - 17:00 (Planned) Place : Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus Salon, Beppu

Musicians soaring on the international scene Vol.5
Fumiya Koido Piano Recital
All seats unreserved: 3,000(yen)
[ Artists ] Fumiya Koido (piano)
M. Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
M. Ravel: Sonatine, and others
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19:00 - 21:00 (Planned) Place : B-Con Plaza (Philharmonia Hall), Beppu

Chamber Music Concert
Reserved seats only.[GS:15,000 S:13,000 A:10,000 B:6,000 Youth:3,000](yen)(Youth seats apply to 1st graders to those aged 22.)
[ Artists ] Martha Argerich (piano), Radek Baborák (horn), Yasushi Toyoshima (violin), Kaeko Mukoyama (cello), and others
[ Program (planned) ]
Beethoven's and other composers' pieces
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14:00 - 16:00 (Planned) Place : Shiiki presents Argerich's Haus Salon, Beppu

Open Cello Master Class
All seats unreserved: 1,500(yen)
[Lesson by] Kaeko Mukoyama (cello)

15:00 -17:00 (Planned) Place : Heiwa Shimin Koen Noh Theater, Oita

Special Quartet
- The attraction of string instruments
Reserved seats only.[ S:4,000 A:3,000 ](yen)
[ Artists ] Kyoko Takezawa(violin) ,Yasushi Toyoshima (violin), Yoshiko Kawamoto(viola), Sadao Harada(cello)
[ Program ]
F. Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in d minor D.810
Death and the Maiden
L. v. Beethoven: String Trio in c minor, op.9-3
J. Leclair: Sonata for two violin in e minor, op.3-5, and others
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The schedule and venue will be announced later.
Pinocchio Concert - the 100th Concert
[ Artists ]
Martha Argerich(piano), Kyoko Ito(piano, talk)

A photo exhibition by Stéphanie Argerich will be held.
Details will be announced later.

Concerts related to the Beppu Argerich Music Festival
[ Community Concert ]

Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Special Concert Vol.6
MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu
Date: May 8 (Wed.)
Place: Seoul Arts Center (Seoul, South Korea)
Artists: Martha Argerich (piano), Dong-Hyek Lim (piano), Annie Dutoit (reciter), and others
[Program] (planned) :C. Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux, and others
Details including where to inquire will be announced later.

Mischa Maisky Cello Recital
Date / time : May 19 (Sun.) 14:00 - 16:00 (planned)
Place: Taketa City Cultural Hall "Glanz Taketa" Rentaro Hall (Taketa City)
Admission: 8,000 yen for general public, 6,000 yen for Taketa citizens
* Children not yet of elementary school age cannot attend the concert.
Artists: Mischa Maisky (cello), Lily Maisky (piano)
[Program] (planned) :
J. Brahms: Cello Sonata No.2 in F major op.99
D. Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in d minor op.40, and others
Inquiries: Taketa City Cultural Hall "Glanz Taketa" Tel: 0974-63-4837

(*Neither concert is organized by Argerich Arts Foundation. We do not sell tickets for these concerts.)


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Oita Bank
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Kawano Neurosugical Hospital
JR Kyushu