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A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy – 2016 Concert Dates for Northern U.S. Cities

August 17, 2016 / 7:11 PM

By: Matthew Williams


Back in 2014, Square Enix and AWR Music (the team behind Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy) introduced the concert series, A New World: intimate Music from Final Fantasy. This musical spectacle, played by an 11-piece chamber orchestra, intended to introduce music from the Final Fantasy video game series in a more personalized environment. Needless to say, the concert series travelled across the United States and was received with universally positive reception from gamers.

Fans will be excited to hear that the A New World concert series is making a second round of stops in select U.S. cities, starting off with the northern region (AKA: Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan). Those living in Madison, WI or St. Paul, MN will be able to catch the concert in their cities on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th, respectively. Anyone living in Ann Arbor, MI or Grand Rapids, MI will have the opportunity to attend the shows on Friday, October 28th/Saturday, October 29th.

Those fortunate enough to attend will be able to see intricate performances from The New World chamber orchestra, pianist Benyamin Nuss, and conductor Eric Roth. As an added bonus for those in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids: fans can purchase VIP tickets, which grants buyers access to additional concert benefits, including:

  • Premium seating for the performance
  • Post-Concert Event with conductor Eric Roth and pianist Benyamin Nuss
  • Autograph Session and Photo Opportunity

Some of us here at the VG Tribune have gotten the personal opportunity to attend this concert series, and it made for some of the most memorable musical experiences ever encountered.

Dates, venue locations, and ticket links for all four northern U.S. cities can be found below.

Madison, WI
When: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Madison Masonic Center Auditorium
301 Wisconsin Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
Time: 8 PM

Click Here for A New World Tickets – Madison, WI


St. Paul, MN
When: Saturday, September 17th, 2016
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W 6th St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Times: 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM

Click Here for A New World Tickets – St. Paul, MN (6:30 PM Show)
Click Here for A New World Tickets – St. Paul, MN (9:30 PM Show)


Ann Arbor, MI
When: Friday, October 28th, 2016
Rackham Auditorium
915 E Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Time: 8 PM

Click Here for A New World Tickets – Ann Arbor, MI


Grand Rapids, MI
When: Saturday, October 29th, 2016
St. Cecilia Music Center
24 Ransom Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Time: 8 PM

Click Here for A New World Tickets – Grand Rapids, MI

About the author /

Matthew, a graduate from Texas Christian University, now works as a Senior Digital Analytics Consultant for Ernst & Young. With a passion for video games (mostly retro and survival horror) and data, Matthew is pursuing a career in game analytics.

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