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Game change: Music from Final Fantasy to be performed at Arsht Center

Game change: Music from Final Fantasy to be performed at Arsht Center

Conductor Arnie Roth has seen eyebrows raise when talk of his career — he is a member of the Grammy-winning music ensemble Mannheim Steamroller, and has performed with Diana Ross and Jewel — turns to the most-recent blip on his resume: conducting symphonic music from video games. The classically trained violinist is quick to defend the legitimacy of video games in symphonic settings, as he has done since 2004, when he led the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra to present what he calls "the first public concert" of music from the 26-year-old Final Fantasy franchise. Roth will do the same when he conducts a 100-piece orchestra during "Distant Worlds: Music From Final...

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