Saturday, July 2, 2022 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm (PDT)
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Joe Hisaishi, piano & conductor

Mai Fujisawa, voice

Amanda Achen, soprano

Joseph Brent, mandolin

UPDATE: While in-person concerts with a live audience continue to be suspended due to the impact of COVID-19, the performances of Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki have been rescheduled for June 30–July 2, 2022. All ticket holders will be notified.

(Note: this presentation was originally scheduled for April 9–11, 2020 and previously rescheduled to July 15–17, 2021.)

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki celebrates the illustrious partnership between acclaimed composer Joe Hisaishi and beloved filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Feature Film 2002, Spirited Away). As longstanding friends and collaborators, Hisaishi and Miyazaki have worked together for over thirty years, including nine films from renowned production house Studio Ghibli. In a new concert production, Joe Hisaishi's celebrated scores — including those from Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away — are performed with a full orchestra and choir, and conducted by Hisaishi himself. The music accompanies montages from Miyazaki's films, bringing the timeless work of Hisaishi and Miyazaki to vivid new life.

Individual ticket prices TBD. No tickets are currently available.

Please review the Seattle Symphony's current COVID-19 protocols before attending this event: http://seattlesymphony.org/safety

About Mai Fujisawa, voice

Mai Fujisawa born 1980, known professionally as Mai, is a Japanese singer, songwriter, and lyricist. She has released three studio albums and has performed for the soundtracks of several media. Mai has collaborated on many occasions with her father, Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, for the soundtracks he wrote for Hayao Miyazaki while working at Studio Ghibli. Mai was featured on the image album for 'Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea', the vocal album for 'Kiki's Delivery Service', and the soundtrack of 'Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind'. She has also performed on the soundtracks of other media, including the film 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2' and the video game 'Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch'.