Joe Hisaishi Returns to Seattle Symphony for a Weeklong Residency

By Afton Wooten
(Photo credit: Studio Ghibli)

Following four sold-out concerts with the Seattle Symphony during his 2022 Benaroya Hall debut, composer and musical director Joe Hisaishi returns to Seattle Jan. 9–14, for a weeklong residency.

Best know for being the musical mind behind the Studio Ghibli scores, Hisaishi will give three concerts with the Seattle Symphony featuring soprano Serena Eduljee. Hisaishi will also lead the “Youth in Conversation” panel and conduct a rehearsal with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Hisaishi shared in a press release, “I am excited to return to Seattle and share more of my music with you. Our performances in 2022 were wonderful, and I’m looking forward to being in that great city again and seeing all of you!”