With the premiere of Final Symphony II mere weeks away in Bonn, on August 29, excitement is mounting. As part of the Final Symphony II tour the London Symphony Orchestra will be heading to Japan to perform the concert in both Osaka and Yokohama, making the LSO the first non-Japanese orchestra ever to perform a major concert of video game music in the country.
In a new interview with movie and game music website, Side One, Thomas Böcker talks about the unprecedented Japanese concert dates and how bringing an international orchestra to Japan to perform is “not only a triumph for the music of Final Fantasy, but also the whole genre of video game music in general.”
Thomas Böcker also talks about Final Symphony’s ongoing special relationship with the London Symphony Orchestra and what the Japanese reaction to the announcement was like, as well as touching on what the future holds for video game music concerts in general. You can read the whole interview here.
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