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Namorbia Mar 14, 2015

Game Symphony Japan had the fantastic FF7 concert last summer (STC topic link).

Their 8th and 9th concerts on May 1-2 in Tokyo have the theme "Games released in 1994". They will feature a 2-part symphonic suite of FF6, but also Live-A-Live and other unannounced titles. On top of a "large-scale orchestra" they will also have a "large-scale mixed choir". (Link to official page)

(BTW, just after this on May 3-5, there is the 4 Star Orchestra game music festival. Five days straight of orchestral game music concerts, can't believe the timing!)

Here is the FF6 tracklist:

Opening Theme
Colliery Nalsh
Battle Theme
Fanfare
Awakening
Tina's Theme
** Mt. Coltz
** The Mystic Forest
** Mystery Train
** Wild West
** The Snake Path
** Returners
Cefca
Save Them
Decisive Battle
* Kids Run Through the City Corner
* Spinach Rag
Overture
Aria Di Mezzo Carattere
The Wedding Waltz ~Duel
Grand Finale?
Setzer's Theme
* The Empire “Ghastra”
* Devil’s Lab.
* Another World Of Beasts
New Continent
The Fierce Battle
Catastrophe
Metamorphosis
—————————————
Celes' Theme
Forever Rachel
Dark World
The Day After
Epitaph
Searching Friends
Last Dungeon
Fanatics
Dancing Mad
Ending Theme
The Prelude

* Only performed on May 1st
** Only performed on May 2nd

Which of the two tracklists would you rather hear?

Adam Corn Mar 16, 2015 (edited Mar 20, 2015)

Not that I had any reservations about returning to Japan, but if I did then this would have taken care of them. Super excited.

If I had to choose one program over the other I'd say "Kids Run Through the City Corner" and "Devil's Lab" just barely win out over "The Mystic Forest" and "Mystery Train".

Adam Corn Mar 20, 2015

Is anybody going to be in Tokyo for this? General admission tickets just went on sale and there appear to be plenty left so far. Despite a slight preference for the Friday night program I'll be going to the Saturday show for convenience's sake.

Amazingu Mar 21, 2015

Sounds awesome, but I'm not going to go all the way to Tokyo for a concert.
Besides, I already went to that amateur concert where they did the entire soundtrack, so I'm good wink

Adam Corn Apr 5, 2015

I'm a little surprised that two weeks after the on-sale date neither concert appears close to selling out yet. Not sure if it's because it coincides with the Golden Week holiday or if they're just not marketing it well enough. Or could it really be true what I read on some random site that FFVI isn't as high on Japan's FF love list as the likes of FFVII and FFX.

Amazingu wrote:

Sounds awesome, but I'm not going to go all the way to Tokyo for a concert.
Besides, I already went to that amateur concert where they did the entire soundtrack, so I'm good wink

I wonder if they'll be borrowing any of those previous arrangements from either the Lapis Dream Orchestra concert or the Little Jack Orchestra one, or arranging everything from scratch.

And it's not like there aren't other things to do in Tokyo. Maybe you're Osakan enough by now to not be interested in that though. smile

Namorbia Apr 25, 2015

Adam Corn wrote:

I'm a little surprised that two weeks after the on-sale date neither concert appears close to selling out yet. Not sure if it's because it coincides with the Golden Week holiday or if they're just not marketing it well enough.

I do think Golden Week has something to do with it. Don't many people travel or return to their hometowns? Plus the tickets are quite expensive and there's the once-every-four-years VGM festival right after. I also think the number of concerts has exploded in Japan, so concerts are less special. (Ever since game music concerts game to Finland, I can't get my friends to travel anywhere abroad for concerts anymore.)

Some people I know are satisfied with experiencing a concert once, which is I think is a weird phenomenon, since people go to see the same beloved pop/rock bands whenever possible. If those people exist in Japan, they've had plenty of opportunities already to hear FF VI music. But of course I hope they will go to the concert and it will sell out smile

I hope you'll be writing a review of the concert, would love to read it.

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