Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA present

Joe Hisaishi in Concert


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Alongside the Studio Ghibli extravaganza, Asia TOPA features a unique concert experience that showcases Joe Hisaishi’s contributions to contemporary symphonic repertoire.

Renowned for his long-time collaboration with filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Hisaishi has also released nearly 40 solo albums that have showcased a keen and ever-evolving passion for his art.

Joe Hisaishi leads the MSO in a performance of his orchestral works (without screens), including Symphonic Fantasy ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ and the Australian premiere of ‘The East Land Symphony’. Experience the range and depth of this prolific composer alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.


Please note this concert will not include visual excerpts from films. MSO are also presenting Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hiyao Miyazaki which will have screens and is taking place at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Please be aware there is strictly no phone use permitted during the performance.


  • Wheelchair access
  • Companion Card
  • Assistive hearing
Supported By
  • MSO