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

Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki


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Asia TOPA celebrates the legendary composer-conductor Joe Hisaishi with a huge encore performance of his music from the films of Studio Ghibli.

His return follows four sold-out concerts with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in April 2018.

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

Spend a grand evening at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl as the MSO and Chorus perform these magical scores – conducted by Hisaishi himself – while heart-stirring montages from renowned Miyazaki films including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away play on a huge screen.


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Images by: Daniel Aulsebrook
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