If you're anywhere near Berkeley, CA, you won't want to miss the upcoming FFXI event of the decade, the 10th Anniversary Concert! Held at the Zellerbach Auditorium on September 22nd, this event will feature over 70 musicians from the area's leading orchestras. Some major names will be there, including:
Arnie Roth – Conductor, Concert Producer
A Grammy-winning artist, Arnie Roth is well known in the world of video game music for his work with Nobuo Uematsu and Square Enix on "Dear Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY," "More Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY," "VOICES: music from FINAL FANTASY".
Roth conducts many of the world's top orchestras including the London Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and the Sydney Symphony.
Naoshi Mizuta – Composer, Special Guest
Joining Square Enix (formerly Square) in 1998, Naoshi Mizuta's illustrious career began with work on Parasite Eve 2. From there, he quickly rose in the ranks and it was not long before he was made lead composer for FINAL FANTASY XI.
A man of many talents, he is also credited with forming the band The Star Onions in which he played as the bassist. His latest works include compositions for FINAL FANTASY XIII-2.
Kumi Tanioka – Composer, Pianist, Special Guest
Kumi Tanioka joined Square Enix (formerly Square) in 1998 and over the next eleven years composed countless pieces for a wide variety of games.
In 2009 she left Square Enix to work independently, expanding her field to include composition for web-based picture books, scoring for theater performances, as well as playing keyboard in bands and conducting piano performances.
Mizuta and Tanioka will be on hand for VIP meet and greet sessions, as well as a few surprises hinted by the event planners on Square's announcement.
Want to attend? Here's what you need to know:
When: Evening of September 22, 2012
Where: Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, California
Total Seats Available: 1,865
Tickets are available via http://www.ffxiconcerts.com/tickets, or call (510) 642-9988 to order by phone.
Standard Tickets: From $50 to $85 (depending on seating)
VIP Tickets: $150
VIP Meet & Greet ticket holders will be able to meet with the special guests, get autographs and have photo opportunities after the show!