Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy heads to Edinburgh Playhouse

Attila Glatz Concert Productions presents "Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY", the international concert phenomenon featuring Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu’s stirring music from the award-winning role-playing video game FINAL FANTASY on Sunday 4th November 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Edinburgh Playhouse. 

“Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY”will be conducted by Grammy Award winner Arnie Roth with composer Masashi Hamauzu in attendance.

The program features powerful selections from throughout the 25 year catalogue of monumental FINAL FANTASY music. A unique multimedia experience, Distant Worlds deploys symphony orchestra, choir, renowned vocal and instrumental soloists, with breathtaking, exclusive HD video direct from the FINAL FANTASY game developers SQUARE ENIX.

With more than 100 musicians on stage, "Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY" is a multi-media feast for the ears and the eyes. Composer Nobuo Uematsu's music, hailed by Time Magazine's Christopher John Farley for "...imbuing FINAL FANTASY games with grandeur and depth, much the way John Williams' score helped propel Star Wars into hyperspace", is sweeping and richly atmospheric. Originally created to enhance the gaming experience of one of the best-selling video game franchises in history, the compositions have garnered legions of fans of their own.
"While originally composed to set the tone for the FINAL FANTASY games, Uematsu's music is as emotionally compelling and sophisticated as the work of any composer working today", said Music Director and Executive Producer Arnie Roth, who has held the baton for all FINAL FANTASY concerts in North America and Europe, including those featuring the San Francisco Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and Sydney Symphony. "The breadth of his work is astounding, encompassing traditional orchestral and operatic work to pop-inspired ballads. To witness the overwhelming reaction of audiences - and even veteran musicians - to this music is a genuine thrill".
Tickets (£30.00 - £65.00 VIP ticket for £135.00) / 0844 871 3014 (booking charges apply).