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…a holiday announcement from Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY music director and maestro, Arnie Roth


Happy Holidays! I cannot believe a whole year has passed since our premiere of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY in Stockholm. I am excited to announce on our one-year anniversary that we will be visiting even more cities in 2009! We have confirmed concerts all around the world, including many concerts in the USA and for the first time ever in Asia! I am happy to announce that more post concert meet & greet tickets have been made available for Grand Rapids. They are only available by phone, so call today and do not miss out on a chance to hang out after the concert with Uematsu-san and me. We will be signing autographs after the concert exclusively for fans with meet and greet tickets.

A lot of fans have asked us when we will be visiting the east and west coasts of the U.S. and I want to thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. Your requests have been helpful in planning concerts in these regions in 2009. Today, via pre-sale only, you can buy tickets to see Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY in Seattle with the Seattle Symphony for two shows only on July 10th and 11th at 8:00pm. The Emmy award winning Seattle Symphony orchestra will be performing in Benaroya Hall – S. Mark Taper Auditorium, noted for its architectural and acoustical splendor. See below for full details including the pre-sale promo code.

Tickets will also be on sale soon for two more USA cities: May 16th with the Baltimore Symphony in Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, a gorgeous venue known for its pristine acoustics and versatility and July 17th and 18th with the Grammy award winning San Francisco Symphony! I know everyone has been waiting for these, so keep checking for info about these exciting events. We will be sending out email announcements early in the New Year about Nobuo Uematsu attending all of these Distant Worlds concerts!

Asia tour!

We are excited to perform Nobuo Uematsu’s music of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY on tour in Asia in 2009! In May, we will travel to Taipei and Singapore for two concerts in each city. Distant Worlds will make its Asian premiere in Taiwan at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, and in Singapore we are proud to be part of the Singapore Arts festival for two concerts on the 22nd and 23rd at 7:30pm in the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay. Tickets will be on sale in March 2009.

Holiday Contest!

With each newsletter, we plan on bringing special offers available only to our fans. As an exclusive offer we are announcing a CD, T-shirt, and concert program give-away just in time for the holidays. The official concert T-shirt and program are usually only available at the live concerts and not online so don’t miss this great opportunity to win these gifts. Our CD, Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY is rapidly becoming the definitive recording of Final Fantasy music. To participate, simply forward this newsletter using the FORWARD TO A FRIEND link below to one of your friends, and you will be automatically entered in the drawing. Five lucky winners will be chosen at random from our list. We will contact the winner via email on Dec 22nd to claim the prize. Sign up and forward early and often to win!

Good luck and best wishes!

Maestro Arnie Roth
Music Director of Distant Worlds

For details about all upcoming concerts go to
To purchase the CD “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY” go to or

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for Seattle Symphony exclusive presale offer are AVAILABLE NOW USING CODE 7097 BY PHONE AND ONLINE by calling 206-215-4747 or 1-866-833-4747 and on sale online now at or at Act fast! Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10:00am on December 8th and start at $17.

Tickets for Grand Rapids are going fast AVAILABLE NOW BY PHONE AND ONLINE by calling (616) 454-9451, Ext. 4 and on sale online now at
Grand Rapids Meet and Greet details:
A limited number of meet and greet tickets remain. These tickets are available only by calling the Grand Rapids Symphony office at (616) 454-9451, Ext. 4 and will not be available online. Be sure to mention special offer code CHOCOBO when calling. Meet/greet ticket price is $50 USD and a ticket to the concert (sold separately) is also required to attend the meet/greet.

Seattle, WA
Fri, July 10th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Sat, July 11th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Benaroya Hall – S. Mark Taper Auditorium
Seattle Symphony

Grand Rapids, MI
Tues, April 14th, 2009 – 7:30PM
DeVos Performance Hall Grand Rapids Symphony

The Distant Worlds concerts are produced by composer Nobuo Uematsu and AWR Music Productions, and are an official production of AWR Music Productions LLC and SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Also coming soon!

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
May 16th, 2009
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Baltimore Symphony

San Francisco, California, USA
July 17th and 18th, 2009
San Francisco Symphony

Taipei, Taiwan
Date/Time TBA
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

Singapore City, Singapore
May 22nd and 23rd, 2009
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay


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