Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY as a 2018 Guests of Honor!
A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY performs at Anime Central in the Chicago area. We’re back at ACen with new repertoire and a new experience. Under the direction of conductor Eric Roth, the New World Players perform favorites and surprises by all of the FINAL FANTASY composers including Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Hitoshi Sakimoto from throughout the thirty year history of FINAL FANTASY.
- A valid membership badge that has access to Anime Central is required for entry to the concerts.
- Concert seating is first come first seated, there are no tickets
Eric Roth is known for an original and expressive musical personality, recognized internationally as an orchestrator/arranger, conductor, composer, producer and educator. Eric is the music director for the A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY concert production, conducting performances on multiple continents and arranging music for the ensemble. He’s also associate music director, orchestrator and arranger for Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY, the internationally acclaimed live orchestra concert production and recording artist. His orchestrations and arrangements have been performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, and others. In 2016 the Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo orchestra production launched with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Eric was the primary arranger and orchestrator for this project. In 2011 he was the orchestrator and Associate Producer for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony and also for 2013’s follow-up recording. In 2014 Eric was co-producer and the main orchestrator/arranger for A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY – Live in London release. He was the conductor for the ͞Surprise, Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,͟ at the United Center, Chicago 2011 for a list of performers that includes Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Patti Labelle, Usher, Kristin Chenoweth, Jamie Foxx and Josh Groban. Eric’s worked as conductor and orchestrator for live performances by chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik/Five For Fighting and arranged music for the live Five For Fighting String Quartet production. He’s been the conductor for performances by the Utah Symphony Orchestra, the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the KMH Symphony Orchestra (Stockholm, Oslo), and for orchestras/ensembles with artists such as Seal, Jewel and Stevie Nicks. Original music includes music for the documentary film Baseball’s Been Very, Very Good to Me: The Minnie Minoso Story, music for Curious George’s Dictionary application for mobile devices and other applications by Scrollmotion, ER’s own recording of minimal percussion music Battery, Lyceum for Percussion Ensemble and solo recitation, Marquette, Michigan, The Clark Street Bridge Project for 80-plus percussionists—for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and Secret Cheese—for the Tate Modern, London. etc. Eric’s taught at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music (New York), Boston University (Distance Ed.) and other institutions. ABD for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition at The Graduate Center (City University of New York), Eric holds a MA from Mills College and a BA from the University of Michigan. His composition teachers include Tania Leon and Alvin Curran.