Music from Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross.
Programme & performers:
Fantasy I: Kingdom Hearts
(Dearly Beloved | The Other Promise | A Fight to the Death | Hand in Hand etc.)
Fantasy II: Secret of Mana
(Fear of the Heavens | Into the Thick of it | The Oracle | Prophecy etc.)
Fantasy III: Chrono Trigger / Chrono Cross
(Chrono Trigger | Scars of Time | Battle with Magus | Prisoners of Fate etc.)
Fantasy IV: Final Fantasy
(Prelude | Bombing Mission | Battle at the Big Bridge | Phantom Forest etc.)
Eckehard Stier conductor
Slava Sidorenko piano
Rony Barrak darbouka
Yoko Shimomura composer
Hiroki Kikuta composer
Yasunori Mitsuda composer
Nobuo Uematsu composer
Jonne Valtonen arranger
Roger Wanamo arranger
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Chorus
Featuring symphonic arrangements from some of Square Enix’s most cherished role-playing franchises, including Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross, the critically acclaimed and officially licensed Symphonic Fantasies London is a tour de force of orchestral composition and performance. Conducted by Eckehard Stier, with arrangements by Merregnon Studios’ Jonne Valtonen and Roger Wanamo, Symphonic Fantasies London is the ultimate concert experience for fans of Japanese RPGs.
Also joining fans, as special guest for the night, is Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura, who’ll appear on stage for a special ticketed, pre-concert talk. Here she’ll talk about her long and highly successful career in video game music, as well as take questions from the audience in what will be an entertaining and informative evening.