AWR Music Productions, LLC is proud to present the official symphony concert world-tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
Launched in conjunction with the twentieth anniversary of Final Fantasy, this concert tour features the music of Japanese video game composer Nobuo Uematsu and is conducted by Grammy award-winner Arnie Roth. This multimedia experience combines stirring screen images to match the soaring emotions of a symphony orchestra performing music from SQUARE ENIX’S world-renowned FINAL FANTASY video game series.
After the success of the 2002 FINAL FANTASY concert held in Japan, SQUARE ENIX announced a six-city, seven-show tour of Japan in 2004 entitled Tour de Japon: music from FINAL FANTASY. Conducted by Arnie Roth, the 2005 U.S. concert tour Dear Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY marked the first series of concerts featuring the music of FINAL FANTASY outside Japan. The award-winning music was then featured in More Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY in Los Angeles. Later that year, the Voices: music from FINAL FANTASY concert took place in Yokohama, again under the direction of Arnie Roth who is now looking forward to present Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY concerts all over the world.
About Nobuo Uematsu
Nobuo Uematsu is one of the most celebrated composers in the video game field. He has achieved global recognition for his work on the FINAL FANTASY series that has been performed by world-class orchestras around the world. Nobuo Uematsu has been recognized as a major contributor in the increasing appreciation and awareness of video game music. A prime example is the “FINAL FANTASY VIII” theme song, "Eyes on Me", composed and produced by him. His song featured Hong Kong pop star Faye Wong and sold a record 400,000 copies. It also won "Song of the Year (Western Music)" at the 14th Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards in 1999, which was the first time in history that music from a video game had attained this illustrious honor. The music from the game series has grown to such notoriety, Nobuo Uematsu was named as one of the “Innovators” in Time Magazine's “Time 100: the Next Wave Music” feature.
About Arnie Roth
Music Director and Grammy Award Winner Arnie Roth is well known in the world of video game music for his work with Nobuo Uematsu and Square Enix as Music Director and Conductor of the “Dear Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY,” “More Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY,” “VOICES: music from FINAL FANTASY” For more information visit awrmusic.com.