Final Fantasy's 35th Anniversary orchestra concert is coming to Vancouver

Jul 21 2022, 9:34 pm

Gamers will be in Final Fantasy heaven this summer when a concert tour celebrating a milestone year for the franchise stops in Vancouver.

A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy, presented by AWR Music Productions, is taking place at The Chan Centre for Performing Arts on Sunday, September 11.

The orchestra concert will feature a special new program to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the long-running RPG series.

Final Fantasy first debuted on Nintendo’s Famicom in Japan in 1987, and the Square Enix franchise has gone on to include dozens of critically-acclaimed sequels and spinoffs.

The franchise has also spawned numerous films, anime, manga, and novels that have been released around the world.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix/Instagram)

A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy will be performed by the New World Players chamber ensemble under the direction of Eric Roth. The concert will showcase exclusive arrangements from throughout the series in a “thrillingly personal style.”

Musical selections will include works from composers Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Yoko Shimomura, and Masayoshi Soken.

A New World intimate music from Final Fantasy

A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy

The chamber music ensemble concert production by AWR Music Productions and video game developer Square Enix premiered in 2014. The New World Players has since performed hundreds of concerts on four continents and released two lauded full-length recordings.

A New World intimate music from Final Fantasy

A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy

An official set list has not been revealed, but past A New World productions have included “One Winged Angel” from Final Fantasy VII, “Tower of the Magi” from Final Fantasy II, and “Heros” from Final Fantasy XIV.

A New World intimate music from Final Fantasy

A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy

Tickets for A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy are on sale now, though there’s no word yet on chocobo or airship parking at the Chan Centre.

A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy

When: September 11, 2022
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Chan Centre for Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $56.75, purchase online

Daniel ChaiDaniel Chai

+ Listed
+ Arts
+ Summer
+ Concerts
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT