The 29th Pacific Music Festival will present nearly 40 concerts across 26 days, from July 7 (Sat) to August 1 (Wed), held primarily in Sapporo but also in greater Hokkaido, Hiroshima, and Tokyo. In celebration of PMF-founder Leonard Bernstein's centennial year, each of the highly varied PMF Orchestra programs will include music by Bernstein. Once again this year, Artistic Director Valery Gergiev will appear, along with a vast array of world-class artists and faculty. Watch for more details as the season progresses!

Also, starting today, a special PMF stage-event titled "Music Changes the World" will be presented 4 times each night for the 8-day duration of the 69th Sapporo Snow Festival! The event features music and projection mapping, all on an ice-stage in front of a snow sculpture of Leonard Bernstein!

For more, see the See our Sapporo Snow Festival page, watch for updates on Facebook all week!