Rosemont, IL

Rosemont Ballroom, Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Saturday, 19 May, 2018 1 pm

Sunday, 20 May, 2018 12 pm

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A New World returns to ANIME CENTRAL!

A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY performs at Anime Central in the Chicago area.  We’re back at ACen with new repertoire for two performances!  Under the direction of conductor Eric Roth, the New World Players perform favorites and surprises by the great FINAL FANTASY composers, including Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, Hitoshi Sakimoto and others.  Don’t miss this chance to experience great live performances of FINAL FANTASY music from throughout the 30+ years of games!

Anime Central(ACen) is the Midwest’s Largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention. This year, Anime Central is celebrating its 20th Anniversary event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont  May 18th- 20th 2018!   The convention is currently held in Rosemont, IL, just outside of Chicago and 5 minutes from O’Hare Airport. As part of its mission, Anime Central brings fans together with guests and industry from the Japanese and U.S. sectors of the animation and manga industries, as well as gaming, cinema, and Asian culture. At ACen, expect to find cosplayers dressed as their favorite Anime characters, live events, concerts, dances, competitions, gaming, and a large exhibit hall selling Japanese pop culture merchandise.  Anime Central is sponsored by the Midwest Animation Promotion Society, a registered 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization. For more information and to register visit

Access to the concerts is included with badge purchase. Seating is limited.