The music of Final Fantasy has always been critically acclaimed and adored by fans. Composer Nobuo Uematsu has been lauded around the world for his amazing skills in bringing a game to life with his scores.
Earlier this summer at Stockholm Concert Hall, one of the most recognizable musical pieces in all of the series, the Symphonic Poem of Final Fantasy VI, was performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra And today, in cooperation with 2014 Merregnon Studios, they have placed that performance in all it’s high-def glory on their website, rspoplay.com for free.
“The music of Nobuo Uematsu remains as powerful and as moving today as it did when we first heard it twenty years ago,” said Final Symphony producer Thomas Böcker. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to bring his music to the concert hall and now, for the first time ever, we’re delighted to be able to share the Symphonic Poem online with the world in this, Final Fantasy VI’s 20th anniversary year. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world’s finest orchestras, with a long tradition of performing video gaming’s best-loved melodies, and they have produced a concert video that does true justice to the music.”
What makes this particularly special is that, putting this video online, marks the first time the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of the Symphonic Poem has been heard anywhere outside of the concert hall, as part of the Final Symphony concert program (which is an officially licensed series of concerts featuring symphonic music from the Final Fantasy video game series).
For more information on the entire Final Symphony concert program, as well as other video game concerts from Merregnon Studios, check out www.gameconcerts.com.