Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert at The SSE Arena, Wembley in Wembley Park

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert

Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki.

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.

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.   

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).

The SSE Arena, Wembley in Wembley Park

You know you’re in London’s most iconic live music venue when the echoes of “Hello Wembley!” are ringing through your ears. The SSE Arena, Wembley has been a destination for music and live entertainment for over 80 years and it’s not slowing down. With over 100 events every year and over one million visitors each year passing through its legendary doors, The SSE Arena, Wembley (formerly known as Wembley Arena) has something for everyone, from the most in-demand gigs from a hot new artist to classic once-in-a-lifetime performances from your favourite band.