Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert

Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki


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Joe Hisaishi conductor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Experience an Australian exclusive when Melbourne Symphony Orchestra present the Australian premiere of the music of Joe Hisaishi from the films of Hayao Miyazaki.

About the performance

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform the extraordinary scores by Hisaishi, conducted by the composer himself, while montages from the renowned Miyazaki films including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke , My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away among others, play on a huge screen at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.

As longstanding friends and collaborators, Hisaishi and Miyazaki have worked together for over thirty years, including nine films from renowned production house Studio Ghibli.

Why it’s a must-see

“These performances will be the perfect way to showcase Japanese culture here in Victoria. The works of Studio Ghibli and Mr Hisaishi’s iconic scores are already known and loved throughout Australia, and I know this will be a highlight of Melbourne’s cultural calendar this autumn.” Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul-General of Japan

Joe Hisaishi

Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Arts Centre Melbourne

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