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Experience the storied collaboration between Joe Hisaishi and Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli in one brilliant two-hour performance.
The In Sheep’s Clothing’s residency at Neuehouse is coming to a close in two weeks, but plenty of listening time remains. For instance, tonight our good friend Tsugu Itagaki will return to host a survey of the music of Joe Hisaishi. Hisaishi’s compositions for Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli can be found in beloved films including Kiki’s Delivery Service and Howl’s Moving Castle, and they harmonize perfectly with the supernaturally playful worlds created on screen.
The 2008 performance, which occurred in Tokyo’s 14,000-seat Nippon Budokan arena, commemorates a quarter-century of musical collaboration between composer Hisaishi and filmmaker Miyazaki. The power and mastery of the full orchestra is undeniable, resulting in a captivating performance across the entirety of its two-hour runtime.