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Kingdom Hearts Concert and Orchestra Announced for Japan and World Tour Respectively!

Kingdom Hearts Concert & Orchestra

Through their blog, Square Enix just announced the official Kingdom hearts concert and orchestra, which will be held later this year and the following year. You can check the information for both musical performance below (courtesy khinsider.com for the translation).

 

Kingdom Hearts Concert – First Breath –

Kingdom Hearts Concert First Breath

Kingdom Hearts Concert – First Breath – is a brass concert that will be performed exclusively on Japan. The ticket will cost ¥7,000 including tax. Any hopeful attendees can apply for reservation via lottery from April 28 – May 10. The winners will be notified on May 13, and the tickets must be purchased between May 13 – May 19.

Schedule for the concert as below:

August 11, 2016
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Theater Concert Hall (Tokyo)

August 27, 2016
NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. Citizens’ Hall Forest Hall (Aichi)

August 28, 2016
The Symphony Hall (Osaka)

A message from Tetsuya Nomura, the series’ director:

Until now for Japan and overseas, a concert will be held for KINGDOM HEARTS music. This time we will be able to hold the world’s first official KINGDOM HEARTS concert.

The first year will be made of a symphonic band called “First Breath”. Please come see this first memorable commemoration for the world. I think you’ll enjoy the first breath when the concert plays for KINGDOM HEARTS 2.8 and KINGDOM HEARTS III.

Also, on the go and while you’re waiting, I’m very happy KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ has been popularly received.

A message from Yoko Shimomura, the series’ music composer:

Finally an official concert for KINGDOM HEARTS will be held by a symphonic band!

Personally for myself in high school, I played the flute and was conducting for a symphonic band. I thought the concert band there was extraordinary. (laughs) For how I started the concert band, in a junior high school festival, I heard a symphonic band playing African Symphony. (It is a classic!) Because of this one song, it had a significant effect in continuing the symphonic band over five years.

I thought about being the person to start a symphonic band just so you could listen to a symphonic arrangement for KINGDOM HEARTS, and being the person that loves symphonic music more and more, I’m very happy.

Thinking about the days we practiced everyday, I would like you to be immersed in a new world music in KINGDOM HEARTS. By all means, everyone please come listen. See you at the venue!

 

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra – World Tour –

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra – World Tour – is an orchestra concert that will be on a world tour. The presale tickets can be purchased via Wildfaery from April 30, 2016. All tickets will go on sale starting May 14, 2016.

Schedule for the concert as below:

March 10, 2017
Tokyo International Forum Hall A (Japan)

March 18-19 2017
Salle Pleyel (France)

March 24-25 2017
Central Hall Westminster (United Kingdom)

May 6-7 2017
Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore)

May 28 2017
Mercedes Benz Arena (China)

June 10/14 2017
Dolby Theatre (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

June 24, 2017
United Palace Theatre (New York City, NY, USA)

A message from Tetsuya Nomura, the series’ director:

The idea of a KINGDOM HEARTS concert has been in the works for several years, but even so, I was astonished to learn that our music would be performed by a full orchestra, in other countries no less.

I’ve been given the opportunity to oversee the creation of the title, logo, and many other aspects of this amazing production, and as the director of the series, I am confident that what we’ve created will touch the hearts of our beloved fans everywhere.

The World Tour is slated for 2017, the same year as the KINGDOM HEARTS 15th anniversary. In the meantime, fans will get a chance to explore the world of KINGDOM HEARTS II.8, which is coming out later this year. I hope the excitement and joy they get from the experience will only increase their anticipation for the release of KINGDOM HEARTS III.”

A message from Yoko Shimomura, the series’ music composer:

‘Please have a KINGDOM HEARTS orchestral concert.’

I heard this quite often, and it echoed my own feelings. I’ve wanted to have a concert for some time, and I’m happy to announce that it’s finally become a reality. When I began composing for the KINGDOM HEARTS series, I couldn’t even dream this day would come. But it has, thanks to our beloved fans.

This concert and the music of KINGDOM HEARTS could not have existed without their undying support. I can’t thank them enough. The concert will encompass my feelings toward the series and those dear to me around the world. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Read more post related to Kingdom Hearts here.

 

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