Joe Hisaishi & World Dream Orchestra 2021

[Important Notice]
The new dates for the two performances that were canceled due to the state of emergency have been decided.

Sunday, April 25, 2021 / Sumida Triphony Hall,TOKYO
[New schedule] → Monday, July 26, 2021 / Sumida Triphony Hall,TOKYO

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 / Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Concert Hall
[New schedule] → Sunday, July 25, 2021 / Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Concert Hall

Priority reception for purchasers of canceled performances will be accepted from Friday, June 18th to Monday, June 21st.

June 18, 2021
WORLD DREAM ORCHESTRA 2021 Production Committee
WDO 2021 Japan Tour!
Joe Hisaishi’s new 2nd symphony and the complete version of
the symphonic suite “Princess Mononoke” will be performed!



Conductor : Joe Hisaishi

Soprano : Masako Hayashi(April 21,22,24)
Yoko Yasui(July 25,26)

Orchestra : The New Japan Philharmonic World Dream Orchestra

Concertmaster : Yasushi Toyoshima


Joe Hisaishi:Symphony No. 2 (World Premiere)

Joe Hisaishi:Asian Works 2020 (World Premiere)

Joe Hisaishi:Symphonic Suite “Princess Mononoke” 2021



Kyoto Concert Hall,
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 18:30 (JST)
Hyogo Performing Arts Center,
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 18:30 (JST)
Sumida Triphony Hall,
Saturday April 24, 2021, 15:00 (JST)
Sumida Triphony Hall,
Sunday April 25, 2021, 15:00 (JST)
[New schedule]
Monday, July 26, 2021
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre,
Tuesday April 27, 2021, 18:30 (JST)
[New schedule]
Sunday, July 25, 2021


JPY 9,500

Canceled performance purchaser advance reception

2021/6/18(fri)12:00 ~ 6/21(mon)23:59






Organizer:Wonder City, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Nippon Television Network, Yomiuri Shimbun, eplus, lawson Ticket, Dai-Ichi Tsushinsha
Supported by EOS Corporation
Promotor:Sunrise Promotion Tokyo, Kyodo


Joe Hisaishi

Joe HisaishiJoe Hisaishi started to show his interest in minimal music when he was a student at Kunitachi College of Music, and started his career as a comtemporary music composer. Presentation of MKWAJU in 1981 and the release of his first album “Information”in the following year was the kickoff of his career as a solo artist.Starting with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Hisaishi has produced music for 10 Hayao Miyazaki films. He also composed the music for HANA-BI directed by Takeshi Kitano, Departures directed by Yojiro Takita, Villain directed by Sang-il Lee, The Tale of Princess Kaguya directed by Isao Takahata, What A Wonderful Familly!series directed by Yoji Yamada.
Hisaishi also is well-reputed as a skilled performer,ranging from piano soloist to orchestra conductor.In 2004, he assumed a post of first music director of New Japan Philharmonic“World Dream Orchestra (W.D.O.)”. He also starts to present world tour“Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki”(visiting Paris, Melbourne, San Jose, Los Angeles, New York, Prague and Brussels & Lyon, etc.).In recently years, he works as a classical music conductor and also composed new works in a contemporary music style, including “TRI-AD for Large Orchestra”(2016), “The East Land Symphony”(2016), “ad Universum”(2019) and “Border Concerto for 3 Hons and Orchestra”(2020). Hisaishi has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Philip Grass, David Lang, Mischa Maisky, and orchestra Hong Kong Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra among others.
In 2014, he has been working as a producer and conductor, and holding contemporary music concerts called “JOE HISAISHI presents MUSIC FUTURE”, which concert series earned him enormous popularity and records as a live album. In 2019, he also started leading a concert series “Future Orchestra Classics (FOC)”and released Beethoven Symphony Box CD that was given “Special Prize” from 57th Record Academy Award Japan 2019.He is appointed two new positions : Composer in Residence and Music Partner with New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra from September 2020, and Principal Guest Conductor with Japan Century Orchestra from April 2021.His unique inputs to the concerts as a contemporary musical composer is highly appreciated and his continuous enthusiasm for musical activities that go beyond ordinary creative work is anticipated worldwide.

Official Site

The New Japan World Dream Orchestra

The New Japan World Dream Orchestra


WORLD DREAM ORCHESTRA (WDO) is a project launched by composer Joe Hisaishi and the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in the summer of 2004. “There are many wonderful songs in the world. We want many people to listen to attractive works regardless of genre ”is the theme of this orchestra’s activities.
WDO has held concerts all over Japan and also appeared in “Joe Hisaishi in Budokan” held at Nippon Budokan in 2008. Since 2015, WDO has been working on a project to turn the music of Studio Ghibli’s work composed by Joe Hisaishi into a “symphonic suite”. They has played “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind,” “Laputa, the Castle in the Sky,” and “Spirited Away.” Performed in Taiwan as the first overseas performance destination in 2016, and held a two-day performance in Seoul in 2017. In 2018, they made a successful arena performance in Shenzhen, China.

Official Site