Sit back, relax, and welcome in the tranquility of nature—and also the clash of the occasional battle. Fans of Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and more will be absolutely enchanted by this delightful live-orchestra tribute to the partnership between composer Joe Hisaishi and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Hisaishi will be present to conduct the orchestra and choir—a real treat to see a master at work—as montages from the films glide serenely by on a screen overhead. Suitable for all ages, with four performances, making it easy for families to find a time that works with their busy schedules. 

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki takes place at Benaroya Hall on Thursday June 30 at 7:30 pm; Friday July 1 at 8 pm; and Saturday July 2 at 2 pm and 8 pm.