Music from Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki‘s beloved Japanese animated films will soon be performed live by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) at Hamer Hall.
The MSO will be performing the ephemeral scores by composer Joe Hisaishi, with Hisaishi himself conducting the orchestra as footage plays on a cinema screen overhead.
Expect montages and scenes from Ghibli favourites including ‘Howl’s Moving Castle,’ ‘My Neighbour Totoro,’ ‘Princess Mononoke,’ the seminal ‘Spirited Away’ and more.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is the first orchestra in the world that has been selected to perform Ghibli in concert, outside of Japan.
Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert
Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki
Fri 27th April, 2018 – Sat 28th April, 2018
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
Make sure you set your alarms: Tickets go on sale at 10am, Monday 12 February