Joe Hisaishi Weekend – Paris – May 2022

Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi will be present this weekend in Paris as the guest of honor of the events organized by the Philharmonie de Paris and the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, to celebrate his music and his figure.

Joe Hisaishi Weekend - Paris - May 2022

 

Friday 6, Saturday 7 & Sunday 8/5/2022 – 20:30h, 20:30h & 15h – Concert ‘Hisaishi Symphonique’

At the Grande salle Pierre Boulez – Philharmonie, performed by the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg conducted by Joe Hisaishi, who will also play the piano, accompanied by soprano Alexandra Marcellier.

 

The program will be as follows:

  • Joe Hisaishi – Symphonie n° 2
  • INTERMISSION
  • [ Woman ] (Woman, Ponyo sur la falaise, Les Aventuriers) pour piano, harpe, percussion et cordes
  • Princesse Mononoké – (Suite symphonique, 2021)

 

Tickets for Friday & Saturday concerts are sold out at this moment and there’s a waiting list available:

6/5/22 –  https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/concert/22894-hisaishi-symphonique?itemId=116410

7/5/22 – https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/concert/24339-hisaishi-symphonique?itemId=122608

 

There’re a few tickets left for Sunday’s concert (10-82 €):

8/5/22 – https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/concert/24340-hisaishi-symphonique?itemId=122609

 

Facebook Events: https://www.facebook.com/events/1054239238664043/1054239251997375/

 

NOTE: Additionally, an extra concert will be performed on Wednesday, May 4th, at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès in Strasbourg:

https://philharmonique.strasbourg.eu/detail-evenement/-/entity/id/135061259

 

Saturday, 7/5/2022 – 15:00h – Chamber concert ‘Quatuor Ardeo’

Joe Hisaishi is fascinated with the string quartet. His only film, Quartet (2001), examines its delicate human mechanics. Quatuor Ardeo presents its first foray into the genre, along with pieces by John Adams and Arvo Pärt.

 

Quatuor Ardeo are Carole Petitdemange, violin, Mi-Sa Yang, violin, Yuko Hara, viola, and Joëlle Martinez, cello.

 

The concert, performed at the Amphithéâtre – Cité de la musique, will have the following program:

  • Arvo Pärt – Fratres
  • John Adams – Pavane: She’s so Fine (extrait de John’s Book of Alleged Dances)
  • John Adams – Strubble Crochet (extrait de John’s Book of Alleged Dances)
  • Arvo Pärt – Summa
  • Joe Hisaishi – Quatuor à cordes n° 1

 

Tickets are sold out at this moment, but there’s a waiting list available:

https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/musique-de-chambre/22899-quatuor-ardeo?itemId=116417

 

Saturday, 7/5/2022 – 17:30h – Piano concert ‘Maki Namekawa’

Trained in both Japan and Europe, Maki Namekawa is a tireless performer of new musical works, cultivating affinities with particular aesthetics, such as that of Philip Glass. It is for her that he composed his First Piano Sonata.

 

The concert, performed at the Salle des concerts – Cité de la musique, will have the following program:

  • Keith Jarrett – Ritual for piano solo (création française)
  • Joe Hisaishi – Toccata (commande du Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Arts, Science, and Technology (CAST), du Festival Ars Electronica et de la Philharmonie de Paris,
  • création mondiale)
  • INTERMISSION
  • Philip Glass – Sonate pour piano (commande du Klavier-Festival Ruhr, du Festival Ars Electronica et de la Philharmonie de Paris, création française)

 

Tickets (25-31€):

https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/recital-piano/22876-maki-namekawa?itemId=116389

 

Saturday, 7/5/2022 – 19:00h – Conference with Joe Hisaishi

At the Grande salle Pierre Boulez – Philharmonie, with Joe Hisaishi moderated by Laurent Valière. Free admission without reservation upon presentation of a concert ticket (subject to availability)

 

More information:

https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/rencontre/24147-rencontre-avec-joe-hisaishi?itemId=121827

 

INFO: Note that this special weekend with Joe Hisaishi in Paris was planned for 11-13/9/2020 but had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. You can read more here:

https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/concert-symphonique/21467-hisaishi-symphonique

 

You can find more about the whole weekend’s activities here:

https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/calendar?weekend_i=794