Joe Hisaishi in Film Music Prague 2017 Festival

Film Music Prague festival, of which we already talked and advanced provisional program in the following news (follow link), just announced this afternoon the incorporation of Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi as a new guest.Film Music Prague 2017

This festival, to be held in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic from April 21st to 23rd, will be the second opportunity to see great Joe Hisiashi in Europe this 2017 (in addition to the concert he will offer in June in Paris: follow link), in front of the orchestra conducting his music.

Joe Hisaishi


Thus, on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., the concert “The World of Joe Hisaishi” will be held at Forum Karlin in Prague, with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Boni Pueri Boys Choir under the baton of Joe Hisaishi himself, including music from his films such as Spirited Away (2001), Princess Mononoke (1977), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) or My Neighbor Totoro(1988) among others.

Tickets, with prices between 63 € (1699 CZK) and 100 € (2999 CZK) are available in:


As a curiosity, indicate that as the official website clearly states that guests participation is an act of goodwill, and attendance can’t be guaranteed (a curious, but honest statement).


In addition, the other two days of the festival, another two thematic concerts will be held:

The first one on Friday 21st of April 2017 at 8 pm under the name “A Story of Love“, that will take place in the Zofin Palace of Prague, by the Prague Sinfonietta and choir, under the baton of Miriam Nemcova, including music from popular love stories, and that will feature the presence of Craig Armstrong.

Tickets, with prices ranging 34€ (899 CZK) to 56€ (1499 CZK) are available in the following link:


The second one will be on Saturday 22nd of April 2017 at 8 pm, named “Alien Symphony” and will take place in the Forum Karlin of Prague, by the Filmova filharmonie and choir, under the baton of Chuhei Iwasaki, presenting a multimedia show that will include music from all the Alien films.

Tickets, with prices ranging 37€ (999 CZK) to 45€ (1199 CZK) are available in the following link:


More information about this interesting and emerging festival can be found on its official website: