Charity concert ‘Tribute to Studio Ghibli’ on behalf of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation

On Wednesday, October 16, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary in Malaga (Spain) with a charity concert entitled ‘Tribute to Studio Ghibli’, which will be performed by the Joven Orquesta Promúsica (conducted by Javier Claudio) and the Coro Preuniversitario de Málaga (conducted by Pablo Guzmán).

Charity concert ‘Tribute to Studio Ghibli’ on behalf of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation - Poster


This concert, which will be held in the Sala Unicaja de Conciertos María Cristina, will be part of the activities of the Second Japanese Cultural Week of Malaga, organized by the Japanese Embassy and Okami Restaurant.


The concert will review the best soundtracks created by composer Joe Hisaishi for Hayao Miyazaki’s films, who was one of the founders of the Japanese animation studio ‘Studio Ghibli’, with the following program:

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) – Legend of the Wind / Requiem / Toold Hibi (Days gone Long) / Tori No Hito (Bird Person)
  • Castle in the Sky (1986) – Kimi Wo Nosete (Carrying You)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988) – Path of the Wind / Tonari No Totoro (Mi Vecino Totoro)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) – Umi no Mieru Macho (A Town With An Ocean View)
  • Porco Rosso (1992) – Bygone Days
  • Princess Mononoke (1997) – Legend of Ashitaka / Mononoke HIme Theme / Ashitaka and San
  • Spirited Away (2001) – One Summer’s Day / Bannme No Eki (The Sixth Station) / Itsumo Nando Demo (Always With me) / Futatabi (Reprise)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) – Promise of the World / Merry go round of life
  • Ponyo (2008) – Gake no ue no Ponyo
  • The Wind Rises (2013) – A journey / Hikouki Gumo (Vapor trail)

Charity concert ‘Tribute to Studio Ghibli’ on behalf of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation - Program

The concert will feature the pianist Juan María Matas, singer Nuria Ortega Reina, and some other guest artists, who will bring this music to life, combining the classical orchestral style of film music, with touches of Japanese tradition and even jazz in some of his most recognized pieces.


The pieces will be briefly commented by Studio Ghibli expert Marta García Villar, co-author of books such as ‘Mi vecino Miyazaki’ and ‘Antes de mi vecino Miyazaki’, and author of monographic books such as ‘El viaje de Chihiro’.


In this charity event, which has the support of the Musical Foundation of Malaga, Unicaja Foundation, and FreakCon, the 50 years of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation will be celebrated, transforming society into humanity in the most disadvantaged areas of Anantapur (India), through comprehensive projects that cover areas such as Education, Health, Ecology, Women, Habitat or Disability.


All proceeds from the concert will go to the ‘Bicycles with power’ project, with which it is hoped that more than 50 girls will not abandon their studies, and will improve their future and the future of their entire community.


Tickets, with a 8€ donation, can be purchased from October 1st at Okami restaurant (preferably Tuesday during opening hours), Mahatma Showroom, EVAD School, The Video Game Factory, and also one hour before the event in the Sala Unicaja de Conciertos María Cristina.


When: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 20:00h

Where: Sala Unicaja de Conciertos María Cristina (Malaga, Spain)

Tickets: 8 €

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