A live orchestral salute to video game Final Fantasy
It's an unlikely idea - to stage an orchestral concert devoted to video-game music, but it seems to have taken the world by storm. When the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra announced they were playing music from the game Final Fantasy, they were overwhelmed with ticket-buyers - to such an extent they're now putting on a second show this week. It was the brainchild of German promoter Thomas Böcker, and he's taken the Final Symphony all over the world. He talks with Lynn Freeman. The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs Final Symphony on Friday and Saturday, Oct 21 and 22, at the ASB Theatre at Auckland's Aotea Centre.