UPDATE 2: Fans of Nobuo Uematsu who want to see his music being performed live in a symphony, have a great opportunity coming up this summer!
On July 9, 2011, "Symphonic Odysseys - A Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu" will take place in Cologne, Germany. Two concerts are being given, of which the 8pm concert is already sold out. Fortunately, there are still tickets left for the 3pm concert. Missed out on previous Symphonic concerts? A fan of Nobuo Uematsu? Impressed with the quality of these arrangements? Then seize this unique opportunity for a truly amazing experience!
Check out http://www.symphonicodysseys.com/ for more info, and to order your tickets.
UPDATE: Symphonic Fantasies CD out September 17 2010! It features a recording remastered at Abbey Road Studios in London. The CD comes with a beautiful 16p booklet, more than 70 min. of music and can be found for €14.95 at Amazon.de. For more info, check out http://www.symphonicfantasies.com !
Orchestral Game Music Concert, entitled "Symphonic Fantasies", featuring arrangements of some of Square's greatest hits. Conducted by Arnie Roth, and performed by the WDR Radio Orchestra at Cologne, Germany (2009-09-12). Yoko Shimomura, Hiroki Kikuta, Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu were in attendance.
A fantastic orchestral medley of the Final Fantasy series, which includes:
- [FF] Prelude (Part 1, 0:00-2:20)
- [FF7] Those who fight (Part 1, 2:21-4:11)
- [FF7] One Winged Angel (Part 1, 4:12-4:18, 5:55-6:39)
- [FF] Chocobo (Part 1, 4:19-5:54; Part 2, 2:01-2:40)
- [FF6] Phantom Forest (Part 1, 6:40-9:25)
- [FF5] Battle at the Big Bridge (Part 1, 9:26-9:43; Part 2, 0:00-1:51)
- [FF] Final Fantasy Theme (Part 2, 1:52-2:00; 5:05-8:34)
- [FF7] Bombing Mission (Part 2, 2:41-5:04)
Nice chocobo twist!