The 22nd MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu 2020

Music and SDGs - To meet the future

Our Music Festival has always been thinking of the role of art in society.

We have set a theme every year which continues to convey our wish for the consciousness of people to move forward in a good direction. However, it appears that society has become more and more chaotic.

Music has a long history, becoming what it is today as "people" have inherited its fine tradition, and this perfectly represents the realization of sustainability.

We would like to send out a stronger message about the concept of the "Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals" advocated by the United Nations in order to promote them in cooperation with people around the world.

We hope this will become an opportunity for all the people who live on the Earth to think about our society as we look squarely at it. We earnestly desire that this will be a driving force in thinking about the importance of "people" who have the role of achieving these seventeen goals.

We believe this effort will make us recognize again the true role of the arts.

November 27, 2019

Kyoko Ito
General Producer, MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu

* Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted at the summit meeting of the United Nations in September 2015 as an internationally shared blueprint to be achieved from 2016 to 2030. They comprise 17 goals and 169 targets to realize a sustainable world. They are universal goals that both developed and developing countries should address so as to leave no one behind, and one of the goals is "quality education."

The 22nd MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu
To be held in May 2020
Details will be announced in Feb. 2020

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