| "Northern Cali SF Final Fantasy Concert !" , posted Wed 9 Feb 12:39:|
As reported by the Wave magazine February 9th -15th:
"Symphony Silicon Valley Videogame"
Bridging two worlds of entertainment that couldn't appear further apart, - videogames and concert hall classical music - the 75 member Symphony Silicon Valley and the
San Jose State University Chorale will team up to perform music from the ever-popular Final Fantasy videogame Monday, March 7th at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco.
The two hour program will also feature images from the game projected onto large screens during the performance.
"Symphony Silicon Valley is excited about using this opportunity to perform a modern score to a new, young audience," says Symphony presiden Andrew Bales. "our musicians will once again experience the concert audience frenzy that Mozart had in his day. We couldnot be more pleased to perform Final Fantasy"
The Final Fantasy series is one of the most successful franchises in gaming history. The first installmentof the role-playing game premiered in Japan in 1987 and in the U.S. in 1990. Since then, there have been 11 diffrent Final Fantasy games and more than 60 million units sold worldwide.
Music in videogames is increasingly earning the respect of the record industry at large, with game soundtracks often selling out movie soundtracks. All the music
in Final Fantasy was written by Nobuo Uematsu, a composer TIME magazine listed in their recent "TIME 100: The Next Wave" feature on the future of music.
Tickets can be bought at this site:
I am definitely going there. You don't see this kind of thing very often. I would think that if any chick fell in love with Final Fantasy, this would be the ultimate Valentine's Day gift for her.
[this message was edited by sushi_bunny on Wed 9 Feb 13:00]