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Rrolack Feb 14, 2016

I ended up buying tickets for this concert after all, playing on Feb. 26th in NYC.  I'll give my thoughts afterward.

Rrolack Feb 15, 2016

Do you know if the sampler CD needs to be purchased (e.g. after standing in line at a merchandise booth), or do they give out one with each ticket?

If it's the latter, I should be able to get an extra one.  If the former, I'll play it by ear depending on the length of the line.

jb Feb 15, 2016

Oh, I see.  I have a VIP ticket but I'm not sure I'll want to give this up.  James do you want it just for the FFXV track or do you want it for collection purposes?  I'll probably want to get rid of it once FFXV OST is released so I can hold on to it for you if it's for the latter.  If you just want it for the audio I will be ripping it and will share youknowhere.

James O Feb 16, 2016

someone on reddit has already shared the FFXV track, I'm wanting the CD for collection purposes. If you don't want yours jb after you're done with it i'll gladly take it off your hands! smile thanks.

jb Feb 25, 2016 (edited Feb 25, 2016)

Hmm, just got this email:

Dear customer,

Due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances, those events have been postponed :

PIANO OPERA : music from FINAL FANTASY
New York / Mason Hall on Fri, 26 February 2016 have been rescheduled to Fri, 9 September 2016
Los Angeles / Willshire Ebell Theatre, on Sun, 28 February 2016 have been rescheduled to Sun, 11 September 2016

All original tickets will be honored and your seat number will be preserved. There is no need to change your current ticket to attend the rescheduled event.

Shall you not be able to attend the event you originally purchased tickets for, please contact us for a full refund. For any more information and support, please contact us at info@wildfaery.com

We sincerely and deeply apologize for all and any inconvenience caused and are looking forward for you having a wonderful concert in september.

Best regards,


The Wildfaery team
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Also, per the Piano Opera FB page (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? … 2704759225)

Since we could not receive on due time the confirmation from the US immigration services about the performance visa for Nobuo Uematsu and Hiroyuki Nakayama for their concerts of "PIANO OPERA : music from FINAL FANTASY", we are left with no choice but to postpone their US performances from February to September 2016. The concert at New York / Mason Hall on Fri, 26 February 2016 have been rescheduled to Fri 9 September 2016. Los Angeles / Willshire Ebell Theatre performance on Sun, 28 February 2016 have been rescheduled to Sun, 11 September 2016.
We sincerely apologize for all and any inconvenience caused by those unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances, but we do hope to welcome all of you in september for a wonderful concert.
All original tickets will be honored and your seat number will be preserved. There is no need to change your current ticket. Shall you not be able to attend the new date, you can ask for a full refund of your concert ticket to your retailer.
For any more information and support, please contact Ticketfly at customersupport@ticketfly.com or by phone at 877.987.6487. For customer at our website, shop.wildfaery.com, you can also reach us directly at info@wildfaery.com"

As I had suspected it was related to not being able to get a performance visa in time, just as most convention cancellations wink.

Rrolack Sep 10, 2016

I went to the Piano Opera concert in NYC last night.  I don't have time to write a detailed review, but if anyone has questions about it, please ask and I'll be happy to answer.

Ramza Sep 11, 2016

Rrolack wrote:

I went to the Piano Opera concert in NYC last night.  I don't have time to write a detailed review, but if anyone has questions about it, please ask and I'll be happy to answer.

Set list?

Any noticeable mistakes on any of the more crazy-challenging parts of the song?

Your favorite live performance, and did it (and other songs) leave a stronger impression on you than the studio recordings?

You get any CDs signed?

Rrolack Sep 11, 2016

As for the set list, they definitely played all of the songs below, plus some others which I can't recall (especially those from FF VIII and IX, which I'm less familiar with).  Overall I liked the selection, though I wouldn't have minded seeing more from the first three games.

Town Medley [FINAL FANTASY I/II/III]
Troian Beauty [FINAL FANTASY IV]
Clash on the Big Bridge [FINAL FANTASY V]
Kefka [FINAL FANTASY VI]
Dancing Mad [FINAL FANTASY VI]
Cosmo Canyon [FINAL FANTASY VII]
Opening ~ Bombing Mission [FINAL FANTASY VII]
Melodies Of Life [FINAL FANTASY IX]


No notable mistakes in the playing that I picked up.  Maybe a few small ones here and there?  I'm not a musician myself, so perhaps I'm not the best person to judge smile  Though Dancing Mad sounded pretty flawless to me.

Hearing Dancing Mad performed live was pretty awesome.  I thought the piano did the song justice well.  The pianist was clearly a big fatigued afterward (the piece came near the end of the concert).

I also really liked Troian Beauty.  FF IV has my favorite music of the series, and the song worked really well on piano.

I didn't get anything signed, as I didn't have a VIP ticket.


A few other notable points:

- Relative to the Distant Worlds concert I attended last year, the audience seemed younger on average.  I'm not sure if this is because of the music style (orchestra vs. piano), the location (NJ vs. NYC), the fact that the concert was at a college, or something else.

- There was a merchandise booth, where they were selling the Piano Opera special edition album (http://vgmdb.net/album/55314), as well as Piano Opera t-shirts.  The booth was cash only.

- After every few songs, there was a translator who asked some questions to Uematsu and Nakayama in Japanese, and relayed their answers in English.  Things like "how did you guys meet?", "what FF song is the most meaningful for you?", ... .  For the latter question, Nakayama said Dancing Mad, and Uematsu said it's hard to answer, but his answer this time is Melodies of Life.  I thought it was cool that they interacted with the audience in this way.

Ramza Sep 11, 2016

Thanks for the feedback.

Agreed that Town Medley isn't enough material from I-III. I'd have hoped for Eternal Wind, Boundless Ocean, or Tower of the Magi. Just one of them would've been satisfactory for me! smile

Thanks again for all the info!

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