J1 Studios fan gets to go to Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY!


Just because you may not have won doesn’t mean you can’t go see it. Tickets are going fast but there are some available! Read below to see what to expect! People show up in cosplay here too! It’s always an awesome experience!

Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY
Two-concert marathon! 

BUY TICKETS: http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/distant-worlds-music-from-final-fantasy

On that note…,

Congratulations Marc Carter, YOU are the WINNER of our Distant Worlds Contest. You REALLY know your J1 Studios trivia! You will receive two (2) tickets to the 8:00pm EST performance!


What is Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY?

A two-concert marathon of FINAL FANTASY masterpieces, showcasing breathtaking HD video, full orchestra and chorus, with special guests Rikki (North American debut), Susan Calloway and master composer Nobuo Uematsu.

Don’t miss the first tri-state marathon featuring two different concerts of FINAL FANTASY masterpieces on the same day! RIKKI, original vocalist on the main theme of FINAL FANTASY X: Suteki da ne, makes her North American debut performing in both concerts; Susan Calloway, featured vocalist on the main theme of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Answers, sings a different set of beloved FINAL FANTASY songs on each concert; and master composer Nobuo Uematsu joins in this extra special engagement. Showcasing the Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by GRAMMY-winning conductor Arnie Roth, these performances will feature breathtaking HD video direct from SQUARE ENIX in an immersive, dynamic experience.
3:00 PM Highlights

• FINAL FANTASY VI: Opera “Maria and Draco”
• FINAL FANTASY VII: Opening Bombing Mission
• FINAL FANTASY X: Suteki da ne, featuring RIKKI
• FINAL FANTASY XI: Memoro de la Stono – Distant Worlds, featuring Susan Calloway
• FINAL FANTASY X: Hymn of the Fayth/The Sending Suite
• FINAL FANTASY XIV: Answers, featuring Susan Calloway
• FINAL FANTASY SERIES: Battle & Victory Theme Medley

8:00 PM Highlights

• FINAL FANTASY IV: Theme of Love
• FINAL FANTASY VI: Character Theme Medley
• FINAL FANTASY VI: Dark World, featuring Nobuo Uematsu keyboard soloist, Arnie Roth violin soloist
• FINAL FANTASY VII: Aerith’s Theme
• FINAL FANTASY VIII: The Man With The Machine Gun
• FINAL FANTASY VIII: Eyes On Me, featuring Susan Calloway
• FINAL FANTASY X: Zanarkand
• FINAL FANTASY X: Suteki da ne, featuring RIKKI

(Program subject to change) 



About Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
With more than 100 musicians on stage, “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY” is a multimedia feast for the eyes and ears. Composer Nobuo Uematsu’s music, praised by Time Magazine’s Christopher John Farley for “…imbuing FINAL FANTASY games with grandeur and depth, much the way John Williams’ score helped propel Star Wars into hyperspace,” is sweeping and richly atmospheric. Originally created to enhance the gaming experience of one of the best-selling video game franchises in history, the compositions have garnered legions of fans of their own.
About Composer Nobuo Uematsu
Nobuo Uematsu is recognized as one of the most celebrated video game composers in the field, and his music for the FINAL FANTASY franchise is performed by world-class orchestras around the globe. His song “Eyes on Me” sold a record number of copies and was the first video game song to win Song of the Year (Western Music) at the Japanese Gold Disc Awards in 1999. The music from the game series has grown to such notoriety that Uematsu was named as one of the Innovators in Time Magazine’s Time 100: the Next Wave Music feature. “The breadth of his work is astounding, encompassing traditional orchestral and operatic work to pop-inspired ballads. To witness the overwhelming reaction of audiences–and even veteran musicians–to this music is a genuine thrill” (Arnie Roth, music director and executive producer).About Music Director Arnie Roth
GRAMMY-winning artist Arnie Roth is renown for his work with Il Divo, Diana Ross, Jewel, The Irish Tenors, Charlotte Church, and Peter Cetera. He has conducted many of the world’s largest symphonies including the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony, and the Czech National Chamber Orchestra. Roth is well known in the world of video game music for his work with Nobuo Uematsu and Square Enix as music director and conductor of many performances featuring the music of FINAL FANTASY. He was the winner of the Best Score Award at the 2003 DVD Premier Awards for his score for the film Barbie™ as Rapunzel and was nominated for an Emmy in 2007 for his original song “Shine” from the movie Barbie™ in The Twelve Dancing Princesses. www.awrmusic.com

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