Searching for Friends. Cosmo Canyon. You’re Not Alone. Ask any gamer who grew up during the late 90s or early 2000s and they will likely have at least heard these songs somewhere, unless they have an aversion to Japanese RPGs. For those who don’t know, they’re tracks from some of the most popular games in the Final Fantasy series. On February 28th, Final Fantasy legends Hiroyuki Nakayama (Piano) and Nobuo Uematsu (Composer) will be performing a piano concert titled “Piano Opera: Music from Final Fantasy” at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, CA.
Produced by Square Enix, the Piano Opera features music from across the entire series, with a focus on Final Fantasies VI, VII, VIII, and IX. It’s being overseen by Nobuo Uematsu himself, who explains in the above video that the concert offers a completely different experience from previous orchestral series, like 2013’s Final Symphony.
To accompany the music, projectors will also display a never-before-seen reel of edited footage from the games on a wide screen format.
The event sold VIP tickets that would grant holders the opportunity to meet and take a photo with both Nakayama and Uematsu on stage. Regrettably, these tickets sold out nearly instantly after the event was announced.
If you’re interested in attending the event, you can purchase tickets here. They range from $35-95. Los Angeles is the last currently-planned stop in the Piano Opera’s world tour, though the event’s official trailer reassuringly states that more cities will be announced soon. Final Fantasy fans would do their best to keep their eyes and ears out for more concerts that may come their way in the near future.