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Candlelight Orchestra Tributes to Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi is the musical composer behind all but one of the famous Studio Ghibli movie soundtracks. His music brings comfort, nostalgia, and joy to those who listen.

On 25 February, a 20-piece orchestra will bring the comfort, nostalgia, and joy of Joe Hisaishi’s music. The experience is at Central Hall Westminster, and the venue will be covered in hundreds of candles. The candles will create a beautiful venue that will wisk you away into the various worlds that Joe Hisaishi’s music creates.

Joe Hisaishi’s music inspires classic Studio Ghibli movies like Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke,  Spirited Away, Neighbour Totoro, and many more. Similar to the classical composer Debussy, Hisaishi’s music emphasizes emotion, which attracts many listeners to his music.

What makes Hisaishi’s music so emotional is each score’s story. His music helps tell the story of the Studio Ghibli movies but also relates to the listener’s life. His music depicts childhood and nostalgia, which is one reason his music is so loved by many.

Hisaishi’s music implements various genres of Japanese classical, western classical, and modern minimalist styles of music. Combining those genres makes his music beautiful and easy to listen to.

Candlelight Orchestra will perform a tribute to Joe Hisaishi on 25 February at Central Hall Westminster with two performances.