The man, the myth, the legendary composer and conductor Joe Hisaishi is returning to Melbourne to play two concerts. And, one is completely dedicated to the music of Studio Ghibli.

Hisaishi and Studio Ghibli whiz Hayao Miyazaki have worked together on nine magical Studio Ghibli films. His music is unreal to say the least, so a chance to see Hisaishi in the flesh is absolutely on the bucket list for many.

Again, there are two (2) chances to see him live in Melbourne.

Music From The Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Hisaishi will bring all his music from Studio Ghibli to Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl next year. The composer will conduct the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and MSO Chorus, performing the stirring songs from Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away, which will also play on that massive screen at the Bowl.

The concert will feature a full children’s choir and a marching band.

Last time Hisaishi was here, his concerts with the MSO completely sold out. Just saying.

Music From The Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki will take place at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 29, February at 7.30pm.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, 21 October at 10am.

You can bookmark the hell out of the web page right HERE.

Joe Hisaishi in Concert

Hisaishi will also perform another concert dedicated to his music outside of Studio Ghibli. Hisaishi has blessed the world with almost 40 solo albums, so here’s a chance to celebrate just that.

Leading the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hisaishi will showcase a slew of his orchestral works including Symphonic Fantasy The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and the Aussie premiere of The East Land Symphony.

Joe Hisaishi in Concert will take place at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday, 26 February at 7.30pm.

Tickets go on sale Monday, 21 October at 10am.

Sign up to the waitlist HERE.

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