2023-04-18 – 11:45 h

The world-renowned Japanese composer/conductor/pianist Joe Hisaishi returns to Singapore to lead the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, in three concerts with a performance of four orchestral pieces.


The concert begins with La Valse and Boléro, composed by Ravel, one of France’s most influential 20th-century composers. The second half of the program features I Want To Talk To You, a composition of Maestro Hisaishi for string quartet, percussion and string orchestra. The core piece of the second half will be the Singapore premiere of the Spirited Away Suite – based on the Best Animated Feature Film of the 75th Academy Awards, directed by the great filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Most anticipated: the emotional piano part will be played by the Maestro himself, creating an exceptional musical journey through Spirited Away.



  • Joe Hisaishi, conductor/piano & Singapore Symphony Orchestra



  • Ravel – La Valse
  • Ravel – Bolero
  • Hisaishi – I Want To Talk To You
  • Hisaishi – Spirited Away Suite
  • Duration: approximately 2 hrs (with 20 mins intermission)


When & Where:

  • Wed / 19 Apr 23 / 7.30pm / Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore
  • Thu / 20 Apr 23 / 7.30pm / Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore
  • Fri / 21 Apr 23 / 7.30pm / Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore


More information and tickets (98-398 SGD / 67-272 €):