A scene from the film “Castle in the Sky.” File photo
Do you remember the sweet lines from the animated film “Castle in the Sky”? “Take root in the ground, live in harmony with the wind, plant your seeds in the winter, and rejoice with the birds in the coming of spring.”
The concert “Castle in the Sky: songs by Joe Hisaishi and Miyazaki Hayao” will be held at Shenzhen Concert Hall this Saturday.
Musicians will perform Irish folk songs in “Castle in the Sky,” childlike music in “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Warriors of the Wind” and “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” and many other styles of music at the concert. The concert will bring the stories to life and the shocking music will certainly bring you into a romantic fairytale world.
Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, animator, manga artist, illustrator, producer and screenwriter. He is considered one of the most popular and influential animators in cinema.
Miyazaki’s films often contain recurrent themes, like humanity’s relationship with nature and technology, feminism and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic. The protagonists of his films are often strong, independent girls or young women.
Mamoru Fujisawa known professionally as Joe Hisaishi, is a composer and musical director of over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981.
Violinist Xiao Nan, a member of the Shanghai Opera House Orchestra, and violinist Shi Yimei, first violinist from the Fireflies Orchestra, will perform the music for the audience.
Music to be performed will include “Kojiro chrysanthemum in the summer,” “Departure” from “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “The Name of Life,” “Always With Me” in “Spirited Away,” just to name a few.
Time: 8 p.m., Jan. 7
Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall, intersection of Hongli Road and Yitian Road, Futian District (福田区红荔路和益田路交汇处深圳音乐厅)
Metro: Line 3 or 4, Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D(Chen Xiaochun)
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