Nippon TV, Japan’s leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse, announced that it will be producing and globally distributing Joe Hisaishi & World Dream Orchestra 2021 concert to be held in Japan on April 27th, 2021 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater. The 90-minute concert is a long-awaited return for his fans not only in Japan but globally as he is known the world over. As a part of this musical extravaganza, which will be available from Nippon TV, they will perform the popular symphonic suite of Princess Mononoke, as well as other symphonies written by the award-winning composer.

Joe Hisaishi is well known in the global music industry for his work on the Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s animated feature films such as Spirited AwayNausicaä of the Valley of the WindLaputa: Castle in the SkyMy Neighbor Totoro and others. He has composed music for many popular films such as the award-winning HANA-BI (directed by Takeshi Kitano), the Academy Award-winning Departures, and many more. Joe Hisaishi has also won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Music seven times and was awarded a Medal of Honour with the “Medal with Purple Ribbon” by the Government of Japan in 2009, among many other international awards.

Joe Hisaishi
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In 2017, he started the world tour of Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki, which has been held in Paris, Melbourne, Los Angeles, New York and other cities with great success. He has also collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Philip Glass, David Lang, and Mischa Minsky, and conducted top orchestras overseas, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and American Symphony Orchestra.

“This musical event marks the first time that the Joe Hisaishi & World Dream Orchestra 2021 concert will be available internationally and we are so proud to be offering the worldwide rights to this special,” commented Kenichi Yoda, Producer, Global Business Division, Nippon TV.  “Available as ready-made content, we are confident that Joe Hisaishi’s fans around the world will be eagerly awaiting this performance and will love it as much as his fans in Japan.”