Distant Worlds II Coming to Stockholm With New CD

Distant Worlds IIToday we have learned via the Distant Worlds Facebook page that the concert series will be making a second trip back to Stockholm on June 12th. The concert series will be making its second appearance in Chicago in December, however it’s still dubbed “Distant Worlds” what could be making them add a ‘two’?

A new program of music!

Alongside of this concert, the “Distant Worlds II: more music from FINAL FANTASY” album will be released. Currently set to record with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in January, the second album is currently set to include a “preview” of new music written for Final Fantasy XIV.

Apart from the rich music the concerts provide, they also set up large screens over the orchestra that plays scenes from the games to compliment the music. Final Fantasy XIV will be no different, being illustrated by “extensive visual material”. While Stockholm will be seeing a whole new concert, don’t forget that Final Fantasy XIV will still be making an appearance in Chicago as well. I’ll be attending the Chicago performance and writing up my thoughts on the new music so stay tuned to that in the next couple weeks!

Distant Worlds II: more music from FINAL FANTASY

In June 2010, it is time for the long awaited sequel to the 2007 hit concert in the Stockholm Concert Hall: “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY “. Arnie Roth will return to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with a completely new program presenting more of Nobuo Uematsu’s award-winning and beloved music from the game series Final Fantasy. Simultaneously with the concert, a new CD with the same repertoire will be released (the recording to be done by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Arnie Roth in January).

Distant Worlds II offers a wide range of pieces, many of which have never been performed live in Europe by a symphony orchestra before. In addition, it presents a unique “preview” of new music by Nobuo Uematsu, written for the not yet released Final Fantasy XIV.

All pieces will be illustrated by extensive visual material out of the games on large screens in the concert hall; even the all-new music for FFXIV! Nobuo Uematsu himself will pay tribute to the Stockholm audience with his presence, and he will meet with the fans in person at a Meet & Greet in conjunction with the concert.