Joe Hisaishi in the UK in 2020

UPDATE (4/3/20): After selling out tickets for the concert on 19/9/20, a second concert has been added on 18/9/20

UPDATE (11/6/20): Concerts on 18 and 19/9/2020 postponed by COVID to 6 and 7/8/2021 (read more)

UPDATE (24/6/21): Concerts on 6 and 7/8/2021 postponed by COVID to 5 and 6/8/2022 (read more)

UPDATE (3/8/22 & 8/9/23): Concerts on 5 and 6/8/2022 postponed due to Hisaishi’s illness to 21 and 22/9/2023 (read more) & (read more)


Multiple award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist Joe Hisaishi, will be celebrating 35 years of animation movies created by Japanese Studio Ghibli, with two very special concerts held at The SSE Arena Wembley in Wembley (UK) on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, 2020 – 19:30h.

Joe Hisaishi in the UK in 2020


The concerts, entitled ‘Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki’ will include montages and music from some of the most popular Studio Ghibli movies, being the scores performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by maestro Joe Hisaishi -who will also play the piano- , and having the voices of the Crouch End Festival Chorus.

Joe Hisaishi in the UK in 2020


This unique concert experience, never seen before in the UK, will celebrate the timeless collaboration between composer Joe Hisaishi and director Hayao Miyazaki, who have worked together for over thirty years.

Joe Hisaishi in the UK in 2020 - Poster


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Tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 28 – 10:00h at the following link, with a range of prices not specified yet (SSE Reward Members, already have pre-sale tickets option):

Tickets for the first concert have sold out, and tickets for the second concert can be purchased with prices 47-87 GBP (54-100 €) in the following link:


You can read the coverage we did of the Paris concerts in 2017 in the following article: