We’re proud to announce the FINAL FANTASY XI: 10th Anniversary Concert to be held at the Zellerbach Auditorium in Berkeley, California on September 22, 2012! The special event, presented by AWR Music Productions, will feature over 70 musicians drawn from the area’s leading orchestras, and be led by conductor Arnie Roth. Attending the event will also be special guests Naoshi Mizuta and Kumi Tanioka who will both be at the VIP meet & greet sessions, as well as maybe a few special surprises!
The show promises to be a night to remember, so make sure you purchase your tickets as soon as they go on sale Friday, June 1st. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!
Tickets ON SALE NOW on the Zellerbach Auditorium website starting June 1st, 2012 at 12:00pm [PDT] and by phone at 510-642-9988.
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!
Conductor and Special Guest Details
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.
FINAL FANTASY XI
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
Parasite Eve 2
FINAL FANTASY: The 4 Heroes of Light
Blood of Bahamut
FINAL FANTASY LEGENDS
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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.
* Photo by Shinjiro Yamada
FINAL FANTASY Crystal Chronicles series
FINAL FANTASY XI
Chocobo’s Dungeon 2
Dice de Chocobo
Code Age Commanders
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon
Special In-Game Bonus
Concert attendees will receive a special FINAL FANTASY XI in-game item, the “Maestro’s Baton”!
*Please note that the in-game item registration code will only be handed out at the concert and will not be provided online.
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Driving Please note that, for those wishing to generate computerized directions to UC Berkeley venues, Zellerbach Hall does not have a street address. We suggest that you use the address of The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Ave., as it is directly across the street from Zellerbach Hall.
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This concert is presented by Mark Hammond in association with AWR Music Productions, Columbia Artist Management, and SQUARE ENIX.
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