Nobuo Uematsu is arguably the most famous, beloved, and influential video game composer of our time. The London Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the musical history of Uematsu in a live concert in London. Symphonic Odysseys London will take place Tuesday, June 20 at the Barbican Hall in London. Tickets are available now.

“Nobuo Uematsu has been a musical hero of mine for many years and it’s both a delight and a pleasure that we can celebrate his work with such an amazing concert in London,” said Symphonic Odysseys London producer, Thomas Böcker. “It’s always great to be back at the Barbican Centre, but I’m particularly excited that Uematsu-san can join us for what will be our 10th concert with the London Symphony Orchestra. Fans will not want to miss hearing Uematsu’s classic compositions, along with some of his less well known, but equally wonderful works too.”

Uematsu will be there in person during a special pre-concert Q&A event (tickets sold separately). His 30-year discography includes Lost Odyssey, The Last Story, and the entire Final Fantasy library.

The following arrangements will be performed at the concert:

  • Opening Fanfare
  • The Final Fantasy Legend / Final Fantasy Legend 2
  • On Windy Meadows (from Final Fantasy XIV)
  • Waterside (from Blue Dragon)
  • Final Fantasy Concerto – For Piano and Orchestra
  • King’s Knight BGM – Pretty Day Out – (from King’s Knight)
  • Light of Silence (from Chrono Trigger)
  • Spreading Your Wings (from The Last Story)
  • Lost Odyssey Suite

Symphonic Odysseys London is produced by Merregnon Studios, creators of Final Symphony and Symphonic Fantasies video game concerts.

Video game music has been widely celebrated around the world, whether in symphonic orchestras or metal rock shows. Symphonic Odysseys London is the first UK concert that solely focuses on Nobuo Uematsu’s work. The concert takes place on June 20 in London, and I can’t wait for the album release.

 

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.