LOCAL NEWS

Seattle Symphony plays pop culture classics

Jul 3, 2022, 10:04 AM | Updated: Jul 5, 2022, 12:51 pm

The Seattle Symphony is highlighting anime music in its performance all weekend.

The project, which is music by Joe Hisaishi, was composed for the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki, according to Raff Wilson, Vice President of artistic planning for the Seattle Symphony.

“This experience of taking the music and performing it live while the film is showing — it brings a different and a new kind of intensity to that experience because you get the full effect of the symphony orchestra, as well as the film,” Wilson told Dave Ross.

Seattle Symphony receives 2022 Grammy Awards nomination

“It sort of makes it, I would say, even more vivid and more kind of exciting to have that experience when the music is live.”

Hisaishi, along with his daughter Mai Fujisawa, who is the original performer on a number of the movie soundtracks, are performing on all days.

Hisaishi will conduct a full orchestra and choir, who will perform his music live while the movie clip runs.

Audience members can expect to hear pieces from “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Princess Mononoke,” according to the Seattle Symphony.

The original showing was scheduled to happen in 2020, and many audience members have held onto their tickets for years, Wilson said.

There are four performances scheduled during the holiday weekend, all of which are nearly sold out, the Seattle Symphony said in an email.

The performance is a collaboration between the Seattle Symphony and a tour Joe Hisaishi and his team are doing across North America, Wilson said.

Following this week’s performances, the orchestra is set to play music from “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”

Local News

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)...
Frank Sumrall

Fauci awarded with rare Hutch Award, will throw ceremonial first pitch Aug. 9

Fauci has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for nearly 40 years.
16 hours ago
Follow @http://twitter.com/Mynorthwest...
MyNorthwest Staff

Meet Tucker, the Mariners’ new clubhouse dog

The Mariners went "outside the diamond" to acquire another major roster addition for their late-summer postseason push.
2 days ago
Sue Bird #10 of the Seattle Storm looks on during warm ups before the game against the Los Angeles ...
Tim Booth, Associated Press

Sue Bird at peace for what could be final game in Seattle

Seattle is currently the No. 4 seed ahead of Washington with a week left in the regular season.
2 days ago
Photo from the National Weather Service...
MyNorthwest Staff

Mini heat wave to hit Western Washington this weekend

A second smaller heat wave is set to start Aug. 6 after a record-breaking six days of 90-degree weather last week.
2 days ago
(KIRO 7)...
Nicole Jennings

Wildfire season in full swing in Washington after mild start

Wildfire season started off slowly in Washington this year due to the cool, wet spring, but as of this week, things appear to be fully underway.
3 days ago
Right: Jeremy, the 12-year-old victim of the scam...
Darren Dedo

Boy scammed with counterfeit money at his lemonade stand

Everett Police is looking for a man who officers say used fake money to rip off a 12-year-old boy at his lemonade stand.
3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Work at Zum Services...

Seattle Public Schools announces three-year contract with Zum

Seattle Public Schools just announced a three-year contract with a brand-new company to the Pacific Northwest to assist with their student transportation: Zum.
Swedish Cyberknife 900x506...

June is Men’s Health Month: Here’s Why It’s Important To Speak About Your Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die five years earlier than women.
...

Anacortes – A Must Visit Summertime Destination

While Anacortes is certainly on the way to the San Juan Islands (SJI), it is not just a destination to get to the ferry… Anacortes is a destination in and of itself!
...

Ready for your 2022 Alaskan Adventure with Celebrity Cruises?

Celebrity Cruises SPONSORED — A round-trip Alaska cruise from Seattle is an amazing treat for you and a loved one. Not only are you able to see and explore some of the most incredible and visually appealing natural sights on the planet, but you’re also able to relax and re-energize while aboard a luxury cruise […]
...

Compassion International Is Determined to ‘Fill’ a Unique Type of Football ‘Stadium’

Compassion International SPONSORED — During this fall’s football season—and as the pandemic continues to impact the entire globe—one organization has been urging caring individuals to help it “fill” a unique type of “stadium” in order to make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Compassion International’s distinctive Fill the Stadium (FtS, fillthestadium.com) initiative provides […]
...

What are the Strongest, Greenest, Best Windows?

Lake Washington Windows & Doors SPONSORED — Fiberglass windows are an excellent choice for window replacement due to their fundamental strength and durability. There is no other type of window that lasts as long as fiberglass; so why go with anything else? Fiberglass windows are 8x stronger than vinyl, lower maintenance than wood, more thermally […]
Seattle Symphony plays pop culture classics