Hayao Miyazaki's Dreams by Mystery Ensemble

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✨ А unique concert on March 16th will take place at 8.00 in the incredibly atmospheric  Azerbaijan State Academic Philharmonic Hall named after Muslim Magomayev in the heart of Baku. “Howl’s Moving Castle”, “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, “Spirited Away”, and “My Neighbor Totoro” - you will hear fantastically charming soundtracks from world-famous cartoons by the greatest modern Japanese composer, Jo Hisaishi. Plunge into the world of fantastic music in the heartfelt, most colourful performance of the contemporary orchestra Mystery Ensemble. Delight for the whole family is guaranteed.

Throughout his long career, Hisaishi has worked extensively on music for film, anime, computer games, television and advertising. He also created the music for the 1998 Paralympic Games in Nagano. Hisaishi's most famous works are for the cult films of Takeshi Kitano and, of course, for the cartoons of Hayao Miyazaki.

Hisaishi and Miyazaki are a union of equal brilliant creators. You will never understand for sure: Miyazaki's films became brilliant thanks to Hisaishi's music or Hisaishi's music became brilliant thanks to Miyazaki's films.

An unusually beautiful concert in the atmospheric interiors of Philharmonic hall on a cozy spring evening!

Jo Hisaishi is one of the most famous Japanese composers. He released his first album 'Information' in 1982. In 1983, Isao Takahata recommended the young composer Hayao Miyazaki to write the accompanying album for the manga Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Miyazaki liked Hisaishi's work so much that he invited him to write music for the film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Hisaishi's work on Nausicaa made him famous. In gratitude, he worked on all of Miyazaki's subsequent films.

Hisaishi received a record number of times (four) Japanese Film Academy Awards in the category “Best Film Music”. Three of them are awards for music for Takeshi Kitano’s films: “Sonatine” (1993), “The Boys Are Back” (1996), “Fireworks” (1997). He also composed the soundtracks for Kitano's films Scenes by the Sea (1992), Kikujiro (1999), Brother of the Yakuza (2001), Dolls (2002) and Yamato (2005).

Do not miss the chance to get tickets for the most beautiful, soothing, enchanting concert in March!

The concert organisers are the creative agency RED EVENTS & Distribution ltd, which makes exceptional cultural events in ancient mansions, on rooftops, in greenhouses and in other most atmospheric venues of Azerbaijan, throughout Russia, Europe, Great Britain and other countries. Also in the repertoire – a collection of concerts by candlelight and with complete immersion in the space of video art and sound.

Start at 8:00 pm.

Address: Azerbaijan State Academic Philharmonic, Istiglaliyyat str. 10, Baku


🎻 Mystery Ensemble

 Mystery Ensemble is a unique group that performs the most actual music. This is the live sound of acoustic string instruments, unique arrangements, virtuoso keyboards, as well as artistry and drive from professionals passionate about their work. The ensemble creates a magical mood in the most atmospheric halls of Baku.


  • Joe Hisaishi — Summer (from Kikujiro)
  • Joe Hisaishi — Kiki's Delivery Service (from Kiki's Delivery Service)
  • Joe Hisaishi — Path of The Wind Totoro (from My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Joe Hisaishi — One Summer Day (from Spirited Away)
  • Ikue Asazaki — Obokuri-Eeumi (from Samurai Champloo)
  • Joe Hisaishi — Howl (from Howl’s Moving Castle)
  • John Cage — In a Landscape
  • Joe Hisaishi — Legend of Ashitaka (from Princess Mononoke)
  • Joe Hisaishi — Carrying You (from Laputa: Castle in the Sky)
  • Joe Hisaishi — Nausikaa (from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind)
  • Joe Hisaishi — The Sixth Station Spirited Away (from Spirited Away)
  • Joe Hisaishi — Totoro (from My Neighbor Totoro)

*Please note that the programme is subject to changes

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