Openworld: Video Game Music Live In Concert
AWR Music Productions is proud to present a new video game music concert experience: OPENWORLD. Featuring exciting new arrangements of video game music for a chamber ensemble of world-class musicians, OPENWORLD performs music from series and titles such as Halo, Super Mario 64, Metal Gear Solid, DuckTales, The Legend of Zelda, and many others. Selections range from ‘90s classics to your favorite recent releases. The name of the production comes from a term which connotes freedom of movement within a video game, and OPENWORLD embraces that spirit of freedom, movement, and adventure under the direction of Eric Roth - music director and producer of A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the exhilaration of inspired live performances of beloved video game music!
Eric Roth, Conductor
Eric Roth is known for an original and expressive musical personality, and is recognized internationally as a composer/conductor, orchestrator/arranger, and producer of concerts and recordings.
Roth is the music director and the chief arranger for A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY, the chamber ensemble concert production by AWR Music Productions and the video game developer Square Enix. The production has performed on four continents since 2014 with a second recording in production. Roth is also the associate music director and an orchestrator/arranger for Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY, the internationally acclaimed live orchestra concert production and recording group. His orchestrations and arrangements have been performed by a myriad of international philharmonic and symphony ensembles, and he has performed live at the head of numerous famous orchestral productions. In May 2018, the OPENWORLD video game chamber music production premiered at MomoCon in Atlanta, with Roth acting as music director and chief arranger.
Roth has been an instructor at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music (New York), Boston University (Distance Ed.) and other institutions. He is ABD for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition at The Graduate Center (City University of New York), and holds an MA from Mills College and a BA from the University of Michigan.