Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Saturday 29 February at 7:30pm

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Sunday 1 March at 7:30pm

Sidney Myer Music Bowl


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Presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA.


Joe Hisaishi conductor
Mai Fujisawa soprano
Antoinette Halloran soprano
Ken Murray mondolin

MSO Chorus
Australian Air Force Band
Australian Girls Choir

About the performance

Celebrate legendary composer-conductor Joe Hisaishi with a huge performance of his music from the films of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli in an extraordinary concert event at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, exclusive to Melbourne.

Hisaishi will conduct the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and MSO Chorus through the magical scores and heart-stirring montages from renowned films by renowned director Hayao Miyazaki including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, which will play on a huge screen at the Bowl.

The concert will be complete with a full children’s choir and a marching band bringing the ground-breaking films to life on stage.

As long-standing friends and collaborators, Hisaishi and Miyazaki have worked together for more than 30 years, including on nine films from renowned production house Studio Ghibli.

Hisaishi’s return to the Melbourne stage follows four sold-out concerts with the MSO in 2018.

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