Those of you in the States who have been itching to see a Final Fantasy music concert live for quite some time but could never travel to Japan to see one are in for a treat, as a US concert has finally been announced for Monday, May 10 2004, during the week of this year's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). The venue is the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California and the music will be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. And of course, Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu himself will be there:
""I am overjoyed about the FINAL FANTASY concert to be held in Los Angeles ," said series composer Nobuo Uematsu. "With this being the first FINAL FANTASY orchestral concert outside of Japan , it marks a very exciting moment in the history of the franchise. I am looking forward to seeing our fans at the concert in May."
"FINAL FANTASY's award-winning scores have captivated gamers worldwide and now we have an opportunity to share some of the series' most memorable melodies with our fans and concertgoers for the first time in the U.S.," said Jun Iwasaki, president and CEO, Square Enix U.S.A. "We are thrilled to bring this event to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the new home of the Los Angeles Philha rmonic. The audience will be able to experience the emotionally-moving and powerful scores that have made melodies of FINAL FANTASY the finest in games."
Uematsu will create the score for the two-hour concert . Featuring a full orchestra and a 32-person choir, this concert will mark the first of its kind in the U.S. A dedicated Web site featuring composer Uematsu, the "favorite FINAL FANTASY music" fan survey and concert information can be found at http://www.square-enix-usa.com/uematsu . Additional information about the concert including ticket sales, prices and on-sale dates will be announced at a later date."
Keep your eyes peeled for those tickets then! Now which tracks from the whole series will they be playing?