A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY, Axiom String Quartet, New World Players, Benyamin Nuss, Arnie Roth

Fri Dec 12 2014

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Stude Concert Hall at Rice University

6100 Main Houston, TX 77005

All Ages

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Stude Concert Hall at Rice University
December 12th, 2014 8pm
Axiom String Quartet, New World Players
Benyamin Nuss, piano soloist
Arnie Roth, conductor, violin soloist

One Night Only! A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY performs for the first time in the state of Texas.  The sensational new concert production from the team behind Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY performs at Houston’s magnificent Stude Concert Hall on the campus of Rice University, Friday, December 12.

Directed by Grammy-winner Arnie Roth, highlighted by the acclaimed solo piano performances of Benyamin Nuss, and featuring Houston’s own Axiom String Quartet, the New World Players present an exhilarating program of FINAL FANTASY music.  The program includes favorites from the Live in London CD release - FINAL FANTASY X: Fight With Seymour, FINAL FANTASY I: Town, FINAL FANTASY VII: Those Who Fight, with beloved classics such as FINAL FANTASY VII: One Winged Angel, FINAL FANTASY X: Zanarkand.  This concert also features the North American Premieres of FINAL FANTASY V: Home, Sweet Home and FINAL FANTASY IX: Danger in the Forest.

Tickets only $25 - $45!
General Admission seating within each section

Orchestra (main floor) $45
Parterre (behind Orchestra section) $35
Balcony (left, center, & right) $35
Gallery (behind the stage) $25

To order by phone: https://www.ticketweb.com/snl/PhoneOrders.action

Seating chart available here: http://ffnewworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Stube_SeatingChart-01.jpg 

AWR Music Productions
A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY featuring Axiom String Quartet / New World Players / Benyamin Nuss / Arnie Roth

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    A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY

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    A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY

    The producers of the live orchestra performance phenomenon Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY are proud to announce an intimate FINAL FANTASY music experience.

    We have taken the majesty and power of the symphony orchestra and distilled it down to its most intimate, achingly beautiful elements.

    A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY presents fresh arrangements of music from throughout the 25+ years of the FINAL FANTASY catalogue for a variety of chamber ensembles. The programs feature string quartets, piano and guitar solos, duos, trios and other mixed groups of instrumentalists to produce an immediate and personal encounter with the extraordinary FINAL FANTASY musical themes, characters and settings.

    The new FINAL FANTASY arrangements are written by Arnie Roth and Eric Roth of AWR Music Productions, the critically-hailed team behind the Distant Worlds concerts, with additional arrangements by Shiro Hamaguchi, Uematsu’s longtime collaborator on the FINAL FANTASY video game soundtrack recordings.

    A New World joins Distant Worlds as an exclusive, officially licensed production with the renowned game developer SQUARE ENIX. A New World introduces audiences to the music from FINAL FANTASY on a personal and intimate scale that has yet to be experienced.

  • Axiom String Quartet

    Axiom String Quartet

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    The Axiom Quartet is a dynamic and exciting music group making strides in the vibrant cultural life of Houston and abroad.

    Through their various concert experiences Axiom Quartet has performed a variety of works from Boccherini and Beethoven to Shostakovich.

    The quartet was recently announced The String Quartet in Residence for the Music Preparatory School at the University of St. Thomas. The group hosts regular concert series at the University's Cullen Hall.

    In the summer of 2013 Axiom Quartet was invited as one of just two groups in the nation, to perform at the prestigious Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Fort Worth, TX.

    In May of 2014 Axiom Quartet was invited as first ever classical string ensemble to perform at the Cave Without A Name in Texas Hill Country. The unusual event attracted wide audiences and gathered enthusiastic reviews from the concert goers and the local press.

    Axiom Quartet has been recently appointed to become 2104-2015 outreach ambassador for Houston Chamber Music (formerly Houston Friends of Chamber Music) - one of the top chamber music presenters in the nation. Through the collabration with CAH Axiom Quartet will be serving the community by visitng local schools and elderly living communities. The group designed a unique chamber music program making the listening experience approachable for all ages and interests.

    The quartet has also performed for the Grand Legacy Studio concert series in Houston, and with local singers and songwriters.

    Musicians of the ensemble have all garnered accolades for their solo, chamber and orchestral skills and attended the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. The musicians have performed with the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera & Ballet, Mercury Baroque, Musiqa and can be heard on the  Dux and Deutsche Grammophon labels. The Axiom Quartet is also actively involved in educational, outreach and audience development initiatives.

  • New World Players

    New World Players

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  • Benyamin Nuss

    Benyamin Nuss

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    Benyamin Nuss was born in Bergisch-Gladbach on the twentieth of June 1989. At the age of six he began piano lessons. He was inspired and encouraged by his father, the trombonist Ludwig Nuss, an internationally renowned jazz musicians. Not only did Benyamin grow up with music from different genres, he really made classical music and jazz his passion. Inspired by “Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum” from “Children’s Corner,” he began at the age of ten to study the composer Claude Debussy, and soon after the works of Maurice Ravel.

    How elegantly and emotionally he internalizes the music is demonstrated by his first prizes at the 2005 national Steinway Competition “Young Musicians”, and the 2006 international competition “Prix d’Amadeo de Piano” as well as his grant from the Hochbegabtenstiftung (Foundation for the Gifted) ”Best of NRW”. Benyamin Nuss has been studying at the Cologne/Aachen conservatoire with Prof. Ilya Scheps since 2008. Besides his love for classical music and jazz, he had always a passion for Videogames and Videogame music. He was the featured soloist in the award winning “Symphonic Fantasies” recording and his first CD released by “Deutsche Grammophon” is a tribute to the legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu, who scored the music for the most famous Role Play Game of all times, “Final Fantasy”. In 2010 Benyamin did a well-received tour through Germany, where he played in most of the major concert halls, like Berlin “Philharmonie”, Frankfurt “Alte Oper”, Hamburg “Laeiz Halle”, Stuttgart “Liederhalle” and many more. Besides he appeared as a major soloist of the “Symphonic Fantasies” and “Distant World” concerts in Tokyo, Chicago, Cologne and Stockholm. Since then Nuss has played Solo performances on TV, like in “Stars von Morgen” with Rolando Villazon and performed in front of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. In 2012, he recorded his second CD for “Deutsche Grammophon” -”Exotica”, which was equally successful and was followed by celebrated concerts in Tokyo and Singapore. Recently, he did recordings and concerts for radio, performing Gershwins “Concert For Piano in F” with the “Deutsche Radio Philharmonie – Saarbrücken” and Gershwins “Rhapsody In Blue” and Ravels “Piano Concert Nr.2″ with the “WDR Rundfunk Orchester”.

    Besides his outstanding abilities as a classical performer, Benyamin is a gifted composer, two of his composition can be heard in “Exotica”. Apart from classical concerts, he also performs his music with his own Jazz Quartet or in a Trio together with his father Ludwig Nuss and the great bass player, John Goldsby.

  • Arnie Roth

    Arnie Roth

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    Music Director Arnie Roth is a GRAMMY Award-winning artist known for his work with a renowned list of international recording and performing artists from pop music, classical, R&B, rock, and musical theater, including Il Divo, Diana Ross, Jewel, The Irish Tenors, Charlotte Church, Josh Groban, Patrick Stewart, Branford Marsalis and Andrea Bocelli. Roth has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Sydney Symphony and the WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln. He is well known in the world of video game music for his work with Nobuo Uematsu and Square Enix as Music Director and Conductor of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY; as conductor of the WDR Radio Orchestra of Cologne’s concerts including Symphonic FantasiesSymphonic Odysseys andSymphonic Legends; as Music Director and Conductor of PLAY! A Videogame Symphony, and many other successful concert productions in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He was the winner of the Best Score Award at the 2003 DVD Premier Awards for his score for the film Barbie™ as Rapunzel and was nominated for an Emmy in 2007 for his original song "Shine" from the movie Barbie™ in The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Roth has produced dozens of best selling CDs. For more information visitwww.awrmusic.com.

AWR Music Productions

A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY featuring Axiom String Quartet / New World Players / Benyamin Nuss / Arnie Roth

Fri Dec 12 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Stude Concert Hall at Rice University Houston TX
A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY, Axiom String Quartet, New World Players, Benyamin Nuss, Arnie Roth
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All Ages

Stude Concert Hall at Rice University
December 12th, 2014 8pm
Axiom String Quartet, New World Players
Benyamin Nuss, piano soloist
Arnie Roth, conductor, violin soloist

One Night Only! A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY performs for the first time in the state of Texas.  The sensational new concert production from the team behind Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY performs at Houston’s magnificent Stude Concert Hall on the campus of Rice University, Friday, December 12.

Directed by Grammy-winner Arnie Roth, highlighted by the acclaimed solo piano performances of Benyamin Nuss, and featuring Houston’s own Axiom String Quartet, the New World Players present an exhilarating program of FINAL FANTASY music.  The program includes favorites from the Live in London CD release - FINAL FANTASY X: Fight With Seymour, FINAL FANTASY I: Town, FINAL FANTASY VII: Those Who Fight, with beloved classics such as FINAL FANTASY VII: One Winged Angel, FINAL FANTASY X: Zanarkand.  This concert also features the North American Premieres of FINAL FANTASY V: Home, Sweet Home and FINAL FANTASY IX: Danger in the Forest.

Tickets only $25 - $45!
General Admission seating within each section

Orchestra (main floor) $45
Parterre (behind Orchestra section) $35
Balcony (left, center, & right) $35
Gallery (behind the stage) $25

To order by phone: https://www.ticketweb.com/snl/PhoneOrders.action

Seating chart available here: http://ffnewworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Stube_SeatingChart-01.jpg