I’m posting this because I got a press lease about it and couldn’t resist sharing it with you guys. I particularly wish my brother could go see this. FINAL FANTASY has some of his favorite music in it. He’d be in “heaven” listening to this. I urge all of you to check it out if you can-
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY to Kitchener
Tickets on sale June 1, 2011
The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) brings “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY“, the international concert phenomenon featuring Nobuo Uematsu’s stirring music from the award-winning role-playing video game FINAL FANTASY under the direction of Grammy Award winner Arnie Roth, to Kitchener. The concert will be held at the Centre In The Square on February 28, 2012. Tickets go on sale June 1, 2011.
With more than 100 musicians on stage, “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY” is a multi-media feast for the ears and the eyes. Composer Nobuo Uematsu’s music, hailed by Time Magazine’s Christopher John Farley for “(imbuing) FINAL FANTASY games with grandeur and depth, much the way John Williams’ score helped propel Star Wars into hyperspace” is sweeping and richly atmospheric. Originally created to enhance the gaming experience of one of the best-selling video game franchises in history, the compositions have garnered legions of fans of their own. Featuring an expanded orchestra of 71 musicians and a 40-voice choir, the concert is presented against a backdrop of high definition video of iconic moments from the game.
Since the FINAL FANTASY concert’s debut in 2002 in Japan, the concerts have grown to become some of the most popular orchestral events in the world, frequently selling out in a matter of days.
The KWS will also return to Toronto’s Sony Centre for a reprise of the sold-out November, 2010 performance of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY.