Following the huge success of the album and concert for Final Symphony, Merregnon Studios have today announced Final Symphony II.
Final Symphony II will be coming to London on September 12th, bringing a wealth of new, exclusive music with them. Performed by the London Symphony Ochestra, it is a concert that will delight fans with a musical programme that takes in some of Nobuo Uematsu’s most treasured themes from Final Fantasy V, VIII and IX. In addition, the London Barbican concert will also feature a new suite of music from Final Fantasy XIII, arranged by original composer Masashi Hamauzu himself.
To make the night even more special, composer Nobuo Uematsu will be in attendance and is set to take part in a ticketed, pre-concert talk. Here he’ll discuss his musical career and influences while answering questions from the audience in what is sure to be a fascinating insight into the world of the video game music. Final Symphony II producer, Thomas Böcker stated:
It’s wonderful that we’re able to return to the Barbican with such an exciting new programme of music. Performing the original Final Symphony with the LSO back in 2013 was a musical dream come true, and recording the album at Abbey Road Studios was the icing on the cake. The arrangers, Roger Wanamo and Jonne Valtonen – plus Masashi Hamauzu – have been working very hard on something extremely special and we think it’s exactly what fans of Final Fantasy have been waiting for!
Gareth Davies, the LSO’s Principal Flute, who’ll also be joining Uematsu-san for the pre-concert talk added:
We’re thrilled to be welcoming Final Fantasy fans back for Final Symphony II. Working on the concert and album for the first Final Symphony was a wonderful experience. The music is incredibly epic and fantastically arranged for the orchestra, and it’s hugely exciting to be playing the music of Uematsu and Hamauzu again. We can’t wait for fans to experience it.
Tickets go on sale from Tomorrow, March 20th at 10am. Tickets range from £30 – £65, whilst tickets for the pre-concert talk by Nobuo Uematsu will also go on sale at the same time, priced at £10 each. You can purchase your tickets here. Be sure to let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.