Acclaimed multiple award-winning composer, conductor and pianist Joe Hisaishi will be celebrating 35 years of Japanese animation film Studio Ghibli, Inc at London The SSE Arena, Wembley in August 2021.
Studio Ghibli, Inc based in Tokyo, Japan is best known for its anime feature films including Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. Never seen before in the UK this unique concert experience will celebrate the timeless work between composer Joe Hisaishi and director Hayao Miyazaki who have worked together for over thirty years, including feature nine films.
This concert will include montages and music from some of the most popular Studio Ghibli movies and under the leadership of Maestro Hisaishi, the music will be performed by BBC Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus.
This show was rescheduled from 19th September 2020.
Joe Hisaishi is a Japanese composer and musical director known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981. Hisaishi is also known for his piano scores. Outside of his work with legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Hisaishi has released nearly 40 solo albums becoming one of the most important composers of our time. While at Kunitachi College of Music, Joe Hisaishi discovered his passion for the musical movement of Minimalism and began his career as a composer of contemporary music and film scores. His first album, MKWAJU, was released in 1981, with Information being released a year later. After that, with albums including Piano Stories, My Lost City, Etude: a Wish to the Moon, Asian X.T.C, and Another Piano Story: End of the World among others, he has established his own style for composing and performing within many different musical genres. Starting with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Hisaishi has produced music for nine films including Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008), Princess Mononoke (1999), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), and Spirited Away (2002 Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Feature).
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The BBC Concert Orchestra
Now celebrating a half century of broadcasting, this versatile orchestra varies its range from classical works and grand opera to light music and popular songs. They are regular performers at the Last Night of the Proms and their wide-ranging and eclectic repertoire can be heard on Radio and TV, including The Blue Planet soundtrack and Proms in the Park and on the concert platform with artists such as The Corrs, Nigel Kennedy and José Cura.
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The SSE Arena, Wembley
- Empire Way
- HA9 0DH
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- Bronze Status