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Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu celebrated in London concert

Music from the Final Fantasy, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey to be performed live by the London Symphony Orchestra in June.

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Nobuo Uematsu - Symphonic Odysseys London

Music from the Final Fantasy, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey to be performed live by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Merregnon Studios, creators of the Final Symphony and Symphonic Fantasies game music concerts, have announced that Symphonic Odysseys London will come to the Barbican Centre on June 20, 2017.

The new concert will be dedicated to the music of one of the greatest composers ever to work in video games, Nobuo Uematsu. It will feature full orchestral arrangements of music from games including The Last Story, Lost Odyssey and, naturally, Final Fantasy. Nobuo Uematsu will also make a personal appearance on the night, speaking to the audience during a pre-concert Question and Answer session.

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The concert will be performed by the London Symphony Orchestra with the London Symphony Chorus, and will be conducted by Eckehard Stier. There will also be an appearance by pianist Mischa Cheung, and a full kazoo fanfare, too.

Symphonic Odysseys London set list

Arrangements by Jonne Valtonen and Roger Wanamo

  • Opening Fanfare
  • The Final Fantasy Legend / Final Fantasy Legend 2
  • On Windy Meadows (from Final Fantasy XIV)
  • Waterside (from Blue Dragon)
  • Final Fantasy Concerto – For Piano and Orchestra
  • King’s Knight BGM – Pretty Day Out – (from King’s Knight)
  • Light of Silence (from Chrono Trigger)
  • Spreading Your Wings (from The Last Story)
  • Lost Odyssey Suite

Symphonic Odysseys London producer, Thomas Böcker, said:

“Nobuo Uematsu has been a musical hero of mine for many years and it’s both a delight and a pleasure that we can celebrate his work with such an amazing concert in London. It’s always great to be back at the Barbican Centre, but I’m particularly excited that Uematsu-san can join us for what will be our 10th concert with the London Symphony Orchestra. Fans will not want to miss hearing Uematsu’s classic compositions, along with some of his less well-known, but equally wonderful works, too.”

Tickets for Symphonic Odysseys London will go on general sale at 10am on February 10, 2017. Prices range from £30-£65 and tickets for the pre-concert Q&A are priced at £10. Visit the official concert website for more details.

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