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  • Candlelight Orchestra: Best of Joe Hisaishi

Candlelight Orchestra: Best of Joe Hisaishi


Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Brisbane. Buy your tickets now to discover the music of Joe Hisaishi at the Brisbane City Hall under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: Brisbane City Hall
📅 Dates and times: 11 March at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 60 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: 8+. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is wheelchair accessible
❓ View the FAQs for this event here
✔️ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience
🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
🕯️ If you would like to book a private concert (min 40+ people), please click here
🎻 Check out all the Candlelight concerts in Brisbane


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  • Conductor - Graeme Press
  • Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra

User reviews

based on 502 reviews
  • Fantastic evening with a great composition of Hisaishi's work put together by Graeme Press. Also enjoyed Graeme's jokes and commentary. The philharmonic orchestra members brought a lot of depth to this classic music. Brisbane City Hall looks has an amazing feel with the candles.
  • Enchanting. Graeme Press and the Brisbane Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra played beautifully amongst the soft glow of candlelight and historic architecture to a mesmerised and thoroughly entertained audience.
  • This was SPECTACULAR. I was already a Ghibli fan going in, but Graham and the orchestra brought the magic of my childhood soundtrack to life in a note-perfect performance surrounding by some of the most beautiful ambience I’ve ever seen at a live music show. Without exaggeration, this was the most magic I’ve felt from a performance in quite some time, and is a top memory I doubt will be surpassed anytime soon. Thank you to everyone involved.
  • Beautiful setting to match beautiful music. The music brought back fond memories of the corresponding scenes from the movies they featured in. Worth seeing if you're a fan of Studio Ghibli & Hayao Miyazake's work.
  • Absolutely loved it x loved how informative the conductor was and how he pieced the music together beautifully
  • Flawless performance from the orchestra! The conductor was also charming and entertaining
  • Phenomenal musicians, beautiful pieces, conductor was lovely and funny
  • Wonderful venue, great music and atmosphere. Ticket checking was incredibly easy
  • Absolutely magical, couldn't recommend more
  • Beautifully and masterfully played. My first but definitely not last time
  • This is amazing. If you like Hisaishi Joe’s Music, I Strongly recommend.
  • Truely amazing event, atmosphere, venue, music just breathtaking
  • Such a whimsical magical experience! Thoroughly enjoyed!
  • just incredible, simply magical
  • I am a Japanese student and I went to see this concert because I love Ghibli films and the music of Joe Hisaishi. I am glad that I was able to listen to my favourite music in my study country. The atmosphere at the venue was great.
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