Could you imagine Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle without their iconic music? Neither can we! Much of what makes Studio Ghibli so special doesn’t only have to do with its adventurous characters and picturesque worlds but also with the music that accompanies them.
Their magical compositions don’t only transport us to their world but to the core memories, we have of the time we first watched their movies. Whether you listened to Ghibli’s music in your childhood or as an adult, there’s no denying it remains a timeless classic.
However, behind every masterpiece, there’s a genius that made it happen, and for Studio Ghibli, that incredible mastermind is none other than Joe Hisaishi. The Japanese composer has been in charge of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, as his music gives rhythm and essence to every scene.
And now by popular demand, Joe Hisaishi’s compositions are given the Candlelight treatment at the famous Laurenskerk. On November 19, you’ll be able to surround yourself with the light glow of hundreds of candles as you experience the beautiful worlds of Studio Ghibli.
The Hydra Quartet will be in charge of threading, note by note, your favorite Ghibli movies. Listen to fan-favorites like Chihiro’s Waltz from Spirited Away to Merry Go Round of Life from Howl’s Moving Castle. There’s a song for everyone!
The last remnant of Rotterdam’s medieval age, Laurenskerk will be glowing and the light of hundreds of candles will be dancing off of the walls as a string quartet takes to their instruments. The Candlelight concerts will take place twice each night with two back-to-back 60-65 minute performances.
Not all photos are of the Laurenskerk.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.