KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra ‘World of Tres’ Comes to Sydney This Month

October 3, 2019

Fresh from the Final Fantasy Orchestra performing its iconic Distant Worlds concert at Melbourne Arena in August (read our interview with legendary conductor Arnie Roth), today we can reveal that the KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra is coming to Sydney later this month to perform ‘World of Tres’ to celebrate the release of KINGDOM HEARTS 3 earlier this year.

The concert will feature iconic songs such as Simple & Clean, as well as new songs from KINGDOM HEARTS 3 including Face My Fears and Don’t Think Twice in what promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans of the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise, disney fans, and anyone with a taste for quality orchestral music.

With composer Yoko Shimomura in attendance, the concert is surely to present some magical moments as gameplay and cut scenes from the franchise get displayed on the big screen. Yoko has been the main composer for KINGDOM HEARTS since the series began, and has also worked on Final Fantasy amongst many other video games over her illustrious career.

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra

The KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra will perform in Sydney for one night only on Saturday October 19 at Sydney Town Hall, with tickets available at Oztix, Moshtix and Ticketmaster.


Composer and pianist Yoko Shimomura joined Japanese video game production company Square in 1993 after graduating from Osaka Music School. Previous to her employment with Square, Yoko worked for Capcom, where she composed the majority of the score to the legendary fighting game Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Since that time, she has composed many well-known video game scores, including works for Front Mission, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Parasite Eve, Legend of Mana, and, most notably, the Kingdom Hearts series.

Shimomura made her debut as a Final Fantasy series music composer with Hataraku Chocobo, although her first major contribution to the series was the score for Final Fantasy XV, released in 2016. Yoko continues to work as a freelance composer for Square Enix and others, having now composed music from over 45 video games and counting.


Kingdom Hearts is a series of action role-playing games developed and published by Square Enix (originally by Square). It is a collaboration between Disney Interactive and Square Enix, and is under the direction of Tetsuya Nomura, a longtime Square Enix character designer.

Kingdom Hearts is a crossover of various Disney properties based in a fictional universe. The series centers on the main character, Sora, and his journey and experiences with various Disney, Square Enix and Pixar characters. The heroes of the series clash against the multiple incarnations of the primary antagonist, Xehanort, throughout the series.

The series consists of thirteen games available for multiple platforms, and future titles are planned. Most of the games in the series have been positively received and commercially successful. As of February 2019, the Kingdom Hearts series has shipped more than 30 million copies worldwide. A wide variety of related merchandise has been released along with the games, including soundtracks, figurines, companion books, light novels, cards, and comic series.