A symphonic concert “Hayao Miyazaki’s Music of the Worlds” in Lviv

Does “Spirited Away”, “My Neighbor Totoro”, and “Princess Mononoke” mean something to you? We hear that somewhere on the other side of the world, a fan of these films mercilessly screamed with delight. And not for nothing! Prepare your money, because the symphonic concert “Music of the Worlds by Hayao Miyazaki” will take place in Lviv.

Briefly about the concert

As you can understand from the name of the concert, it is dedicated to the works of the Japanese director of animated films Hayao Miyazaki. The LUMOS Orchestra will perform melodies from Miyazaki’s works on stage.

Let’s move on to the question, the answer to which you are waiting the most: what compositions will be heard at the event? What can I say here, the list is huge: “Spirited Away”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”, “Princess Mononoke”, “Nausikaya of the Valley of the Wind”, “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Laputa’s Sky Castle”, “Porco Rosso”, “Ponyo Fish” on the Hill”, “The Wind Blows”, “The Witch’s Delivery Service”, “The Boy and the Heron”, “The Borrowing of Arietti” and “The Whisper of the Heart”.

And here you have to give credit to LUMOS Orchestra because they are not only professional musicians but also true fans of multi- and movie universes. That is why, like no other, they know how to play a melody so that the heart stops.

The orchestra has a solid track record: “Harry Potter”, “Game of Thrones”, and “Lord of the Rings”, as well as shows based on the soundtracks of video games, TV series, and cartoons, collaborations with recognized actors and composers, creation of creative music videos and having more than 800 compositions in the repertoire. Impressive, isn’t it?

Who is Hayao Miyazaki?

One cannot talk about animated films without mentioning Hayao Miyazaki. We should owe him the existence of “Spirited Away” and other cult paintings. In order not to burden you with boring biographical data, we bring to your attention 5 life wisdom of Hayao Miyazaki. If you are not yet familiar with this director, they will help you understand his views and creativity.

Hayao Miyazaki

1. “Maybe you don’t like what’s going on, but just accept it and let’s try to live together. Even if you get angry, let’s endure and endure, let’s try to live together. I realized that this is the only way forward.”

2. “If you’re going to retire, retire early.”

3. “Logic uses the front part of the brain, that’s all. But you can’t make a film with logic. Or if you look at it differently, everyone can make a film with logic. But my way is not to use logic.”

4. “The future is clear. It will fall apart. What’s the use of worrying? It is inevitable.”

5. “Many of my movies have strong female leads—brave, self-sufficient girls who don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their hearts. They will need a friend or supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.”

When: April 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m
Where: Lviv Regional Philharmonic
Tickets: you can buy them at this link 🙂

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