The producers of the live orchestra phenomenon Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY are proud to present another amazing FINAL FANTASY music experience.
We have taken the majesty and power of the symphony orchestra and distilled it down to its most intimate, achingly beautiful elements.
A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY presents fresh arrangements of music from throughout the 30+ years of the FINAL FANTASY catalogue. The programs feature string quartets, piano and guitar solos, duos, trios and other mixed groups of instrumentalists to produce an immediate and personal encounter with the extraordinary FINAL FANTASY musical themes, characters and settings.
The new FINAL FANTASY arrangements are written by Arnie Roth and Eric Roth of AWR Music Productions, the critically-hailed team behind the Distant Worlds concerts, with additional arrangements by Shiro Hamaguchi, Nobuo Uematsu’s longtime collaborator on the FINAL FANTASY video game soundtrack recordings.
A New World joins Distant Worlds as an exclusive, officially licensed production with the renowned game developer SQUARE ENIX. A New World introduces audiences to the music from FINAL FANTASY on a personal and intimate scale that has yet to be experienced.
About Music Director Eric Roth
Eric Roth is recognized internationally as a composer/conductor, orchestrator/arranger and producer of concerts and recordings.
Eric is the music director and chief arranger for A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY, the chamber ensemble concert production. He’s also the associate music director and an orchestrator/arranger for Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY, the global live orchestral performance phenomenon. His orchestrations and arrangements have been performed by many world-class orchestras and ensembles.
Eric was the conductor of the orchestra for ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s historic Strings Attached Tour, and the music director and primary arranger/orchestrator for Undertale LIVE. During 2020, Eric’s therapeutic arrangements were essential to Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Neurology Telemusic Program. Also in 2020, Eric collaborated with guitar virtuoso Sam Griffin on the colossal solo guitar audio release The RPG National Anthem Variations, a theme and variations based on the Main Theme of the original FINAL FANTASY game by Nobuo Uematsu. In 2016, the Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo orchestra production launched with the Pittsburgh Symphony, for which Eric is the primary arranger and orchestrator. In 2011 he was the orchestrator and Associate Producer for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony, and also for 2013’s follow-up recording.
Eric has conducted performances by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, and more.