Auckland’s upcoming Anime Candlelight concert is shining a special light on one of history’s greatest film composers—Joe Hisaishi. He is the genius behind many of Studio Ghibli’s musical scores and in doing so brought even more magic, fantasy and feeling to Hayao Miyazaki’s superb storytelling.
The evenings blend the fantastic worlds created at Studio Ghibli and Joe Hisaishi with the gorgeous sounds of a string quartet, all in one truly spectacular setting bathed in the light of hundreds of candles.
Candlelight: The Best of Joe Hisaishi promises to be an unbeatable experience presenting the most enchanting sounds from Japanese animation. Talented string quartet artists will be performing songs from these incredible soundtracks, using the range, timbre and dynamism of two violins, a viola and a cello to reimagine fantastic worlds.
If anime isn’t quite your kind of jam, then look no further because Candlelight has also planned Best Of Magical Movie Soundtracks as well as Best Movie Soundtracks ft. John Williams, Hans Zimmer and More for film buffs to relive iconic scenes from their most cherished movies.
To ensure public safety, all Candlelight concerts will light up with electric candles only.