Sat 25.05.2024

Joe Hisaishi

Munich Symphony Orchestra & Munich Motet Choir

Olympic Hall

For decades, he has been probably the most important film composer of his country, he is also called the "John Williams of Japan". His music is inseparably linked to the films of the animation studio Ghibli and the productions of the renowned director Hayao Miyazaki. On 25 May 2024, Maestro Joe Hisaishi will come to the Olympic Hall, together with the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Motet Choir.

He began his career as a film composer in the 1970s - at that time still under his birth name Mamorou Fujisawa. His first productions to which he provided the soundtrack were the animated series "Gyatoruzu: The First Human" and "Robot Child Beacon". He found inspiration early on in a wide variety of genres ranging from jazz to electro-pop. 

Fujisawa celebrated his breakthrough in the 1980s under his stage name Joe Hisaishi. In 1984, the film "Nausicaa from the Valley of the Winds" marked the beginning of a decade-long collaboration with Hayao Mikazaki for the newly founded Ghibli Studios. Flicks such as "My Neighbour Totoro" (1988), "Princess Mononoke" (1997) and the Oscar-winning masterpiece "Chihiro's Journey to Wonderland" (2003) became major successes. During his performance in the Olympic Hall, selected scenes from the most famous films will now be projected onto a large screen, performed live by the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the singers of the Munich Motet Choir. Haisaishi's daughter Mai Fujisawa, who has released three solo study albums as a singer-songwriter and supported her father as a performer on soundtrack productions, will also be taking part.

08:00 PM
Entry 06:30 PM
Olympic Hall


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