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Final Fantasy Live Concert in the U.S.!

by Ty Shughart - February 18, 2004, 8:20 pm EST
Total comments: 4 Source: Square-Enix USA

Square fans in LA around E3 should click this at the speed of light.

Nobuo Uematsu's personal home page (now in English!) has information on a new live concert: "Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy."

Unprecedented for a video game franchise, only FINAL FANTASY's award-winning scores and series composer Nobuo Uematsu's highly respected, original compositions will be featured by the acclaimed Los Angeles Philharmonic, at L.A.'s newest and most talked about venue. The Concert Hall's curving, silver lines and interactive experience serve as the perfect backdrop for an evening of FINAL FANTASY music. Already world-renowned for exceptional video game soundtracks, SQUARE ENIX further pushes the envelope with this symphony concert event. In the same way that FINAL FANTASY pioneered the next generation of gaming, the music may encourage similar events that celebrate and commemorate video game music.


The performance will feature some of the most memorable music from a wide range of FINAL FANTASY video games, scored by Uematsu, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Please note that this is a different project from Tommy Tallarico's project, Video Games Live At Hollywood Bowl, which is also happening in Los Angeles around E3.


RobageejamminFebruary 19, 2004

NICENESS!! too bad im not such a square buff though. face-icon-small-tongue.gif Could someone please tell me about this other Video Games Live concert?? Im very curious...

S-U-P-E-RTy Shughart, Staff AlumnusFebruary 19, 2004

Here's some info on the VGM at Hollywood Bowl thing. They were going to do it last year, but they canceled and moved it to this year because more companies wanted to sponsor it for this year.


Combining a 90-piece orchestral symphony, 40-person choir, celebrity participation, a rock concert, stage show and the worldfs largest interactive video game, this live, world-class event will legitimize music in video games in front of a global audience.


Promoted by House of Blues concerts/Hewitt/Silva, this live event is expected to draw more than 18,000 fans of video games to the Hollywood Bowl. Supported and sponsored by the industryfs biggest companies, the concert will include 18 musical segments and run roughly two-and-a-half hours. In addition, this event will air nationally to a PPV audience, followed shortly by a DVD and CD compilation.

They original scheduled it for the closing night of E3 last year, and I hope that's what they do this year.

For you guys who don't remember, Tallarico has done a bunch of video game soundtracks as a freelance kinda guy. His most well-known is probably the Earthworm Jim soundtrack. He also hosts a TV show on G4 or TechTV or something.

RealmRPGerFebruary 19, 2004

what's with the "...." in the middle of the article?

S-U-P-E-RTy Shughart, Staff AlumnusFebruary 19, 2004

When quoting something, a '....' notes that something was dropped in between, just some filler text that says 'OH WOW SQUARE MUSIC IS POPULAR LOL' in this case

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