Nobuo Uematsu to Perform at Final Fantasy Concerts

Distant Worlds series welcomes legendary Final Fantasy composer

The Distant Worlds concert series, which celebrates the beloved music of the Final Fantasy games, is set to kick off this September. The LA premiere of the series will feature a rare treat: original composer Nobuo Uematsu performing as a keyboard soloist.


The series begins at Los Angeles' Royce Hall with two concerts, one on September 9 and another on September 10. The Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Arnie Roth, will play different classic Final Fantasy selections each evening. The real bonus, however, comes with the appearance of Nobuo Uematsu. Guess who else will be attending the premiere: Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. 


The concerts will also feature conductor Arnie Roth (violin) and Nobuo Uematsu (organ) as the featured soloists on the Final Fantasy VI Dark World theme. Susan Calloway, known for her vocal performances, will be on stage as a special guest, as well.


Those looking to purchase tickets to the Distant Worlds concert will have to cough up anywhere between $58-$85. Or, if you're feeling particularly bold, you can throw down $185 for a VIP ticket, which nets you a chance to attend a post-show meet, greet and photo opportunity with Nobuo Uematsu. 


Via IGN 

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