On Air Now
Smooth Classics at Seven with Zeb Soanes 7pm - 10pm
26 November 2012, 17:49 | Updated: 27 November 2012, 13:54
Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy music is to be played live by the London Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican on 30th May 2013, it has been announced.
After a rapturously received and sold-out show at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this month, the music of the Final Fantasy video games will return to London in May 2013, this time with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Franchise composer and video game music legend Nobuo Uematsu will be in attendance, along with Masashi Hamazu, composer and arranger of some of the later Final Fantasy themes.
The Barbican concerts will focus on music from Final Fantasy VI, VII and X, presented in brand new arrangements. It is the first time the LSO has given a concert made up entirely of video game music.
The conductor for the night will be Eckehard Stier, with soloist Benyamin Nuss. Concerts are also confirmed in Germany, featuring the Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal. Details for all concerts can be found here.
The concert marks the rising and continued interest in video games music as a genre, after celebrating chart success with Andrew Skeet and the LPO's Greatest Video Game Music 2 collection, and recent notable releases for games like Halo 4 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2.