The Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert’s planned Wembley Arena shows, which were due to take place this September, have unfortunately been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert celebrates 35 years of Studio Ghibli and the composer’s work with filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.
Hisaishi’s music includes the soundtracks to My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and Ponyo, and as part of the concert the BBC Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus will play to montages of some of the most popular Ghibli films.
The newly rescheduled shows will now take place on Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Hisaishi has worked with Miyazaki for nearly all of the director’s feature films, starting with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind in 1984, and will once again work with him on his next project, How Do You Live?.