Ready to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy? There’s only one official Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy THE CELEBRATION concert in North America, and it’s basically in my backyard!
This December 7th at 8:00 p.m. CT, composer Nobuo Uematsu, conductor Arnie Roth, vocalist Susan Calloway, several important figures from Square Enix, and more will join the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and Chorus in a special concert at the Akoo Theatre (formerly the Rosemont Theatre). Tickets are still available from TicketMaster, and if you show up early, you can hear a special chamber arrangement of Dark World and even sign up to compete in a Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS) tournament in the lobby!
Be sure to check out our 35+ minute interview with conductor Arnie Roth above to find out what you can expect from the concert. If you’ve gotten your tickets already, I’ll see you there! If not, well, you better hurry!
WHAT: FINAL FANTASY® 25th Anniversary Distant Worlds® music from FINAL FANTASY THE CELEBRATION Concert
WHEN: Friday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. CST
Special lobby event: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. CST
WHERE: Akoo Theatre (5400 North River Road Rosemont, IL 60018)
ABOUT: The Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and Chorus will be performing the official FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary concert, conducted by GRAMMY Award-winning artist Arnie Roth. This celebratory concert will feature a pantheon of classic FINAL FANTASY music from the entire series. Details of the concert and the guest performers can be found at the official Distant Worlds Concert homepage.
Ticket-holders are invited to a special lobby event featuring a duet preview performance with Nobuo Uematsu and Arnie Roth at 6:40 p.m. The first 64 fans to sign-up can also participate in the THEATRHYTHM™ FINAL FANTASY® tournament for a chance to win the grand prize of a custom FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2 branded PlayStation®3 or Xbox 360®. Also at the event will be a FINAL FANTASY-themed photo booth and related merchandise for sale. All attendees will receive a free, limited edition poster.