The ONLY official 25th Anniversary Concert in North America!
Akoo Theatre (formerly the Rosemont Theatre)
5400 North River Road , Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Arnie Roth, conductor
Composer Nobuo Uematsu in attendance
Soloists to be announced
This concert commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the release of FINAL FANTASY with a specially designed program of new Celebration arrangements and a pantheon of classic FINAL FANTASY music from throughout the entire FINAL FANTASY series!
Exclusive to this event, there will also be an intimate FINAL FANTASY chamber music performance at 6:40 in the opening lobby which includes Nobuo Uematsu (piano) and Arnie Roth (violin) performing a duet rendition of FINAL FANTASY VI: Dark World as well as a new medley of Chocobo Theme Variations.
And there is a historical bent to the evening, with music from the entire 25 years of FINAL FANTASY represented and performed in chronological order. There are brand new HD video presentations full of exclusive images from SQEX, including a specially produced video on the History of FINAL FANTASY!
A limited number of VIP tickets will be available. These premium concert seating and an exclusive meet-and-greet with FINAL FANTASY conductor Arnie Roth and composer Nobuo Uematsu, who is flying in from Japan to be in attendance for this exciting concert!
The program is full of premieres, classics and wildcards, including…
FINAL FANTASY IV: Battle With Four Fiends (Uematsu)
FINAL FANTASY V: Main Theme (Uematsu)
FINAL FANTASY VI: The Phantom Forest (Uematsu)
FINAL FANTASY VIII: Eyes on Me, featuring Susan Calloway
FINAL FANTASY XI: Vana’diel March (Mizuta)
FINAL FANTASY XII: The Dalmasca Estersand (Sakimoto)
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Answers, featuring Susan Calloway
PLUS: Nobuo Uematsu’s new version of FINAL FANTASY VI: Opera “Maria & Draco” and other beloved classics such as FINAL FANTASY VII: One Winged Angel and FINAL FANTASY X: Zanarkand – and new SURPRISE MEDLEYS!
In addition to this stellar performance, fans have a great lobby event to look forward to! Running from 6:00pm-8:00pm, and again at 10:30pm-12:30am (before and after the concert) we have THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY game stations setup throughout. You’ll need the practice because at 6:50pm and 10:50pm (approx.) two THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY high-score tournaments are taking place!