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For ages 6 and above


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  • No photography, recording or filming
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Joe Hisaishi in Concert

4-6 MAY 2018 Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

4 May performance is co-sponsored by

Thank you for your support! Tickets for the three performances (4 & 5 May 8pm and 6 May 3pm) have already been sold out.
Extra performance added on 5 May, 3pm! Ticketing details will be announced in mid-March.



The East Land Symphony
(Hong Kong premiere)
(featuring Louise Kwong, soprano)



mládí for piano and strings

  Summer | HANA-BI |
Kid's Return


Symphonic Suite
Castle in the Sky
(Hong Kong premiere)

  Original Orchestration by Joe Hisaishi
Orchestration by Chad Cannon

Japanese composer-conductor Joe Hisaishi makes a triumphant return to the HK Phil following his sensational first appearance here in 2010.

All four concerts will feature three orchestral pieces composed by Maestro Hisaishi. The highlight of the first half will be the Hong Kong premiere of The East Land Symphony, a composition of Maestro Hisaishi in 2016. The grand orchestral piece consists of five movements, in which the Hong Kong soprano Louise Kwong, active on local and international stages, will be featured as the soloist. mládí for piano and strings gathers three pieces which the Maestro composed for the great Japanese director Kitano Takeshi’s films, namely Kikujiro’s Summer (or simply Summer), Kids Return and Hana-bi. The core piece of the second half will be the Hong Kong debut of the newly arranged Symphonic Suite Castle in the Sky (2017), drawing together the Maestro’s compositions in the famous motion picture Laputa with orchestral instrumentation, including the beautiful piano part to be played by the Maestro himself, creating an exceptional musical journey through the castle in the sky.

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