In more than 25 years, Yoko Shimomura has become one of the most celebrated video game composers. Having worked for a decade at Square, she has created the soundtracks for critically acclaimed and widely beloved titles such as Live A Live, Front Mission, Legend of Mana, Super Mario RPG and Parasite Eve, as well as the unique Kingdom Hearts franchise, created in collaboration with Disney. Yet, she had already attained fame in 1991, composing the legendary character themes for Street Fighter II. A freelance composer since 2003, Yoko Shimomura is still contributing to the Kingdom Hearts series, and is also the main composer of the much-anticipated Final Fantasy XV.

Created in close collaboration with Yoko Shimomura and produced by the Wayô Records team, the Melodiosa concert is featuring some of the composer’s most celebrated pieces. It premiered in Paris in 2015, as the very first European event entirely dedicated to Yoko Shimomura.

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7 Nov. 2015, Salle Cortot, Paris ; 3 Nov. 2018, Théâtre de Beaulieu, Lausanne


Music composed by
Yôko Shimomura

Tsutomu Narita, Shota Nakama, Kevin Penkin, Robin Melchior, Natsumi Kameoka, Yôko Shimomura

Conducted by
Constantin Rouits

Performed by
Estelle Micheau (vocal)
Benyamin Nuss (piano)
Boris Borgolotto (violon 1)
Célia Dalmasso (violon 2)
Jean-Philippe Fournier (viola)
Marc Girard-Garcia (cello)
Mathilde Calderini (Flute)
Guillaume Gerbaud (Oboe)

With the special participation of
Yôko Shimomura (piano)

Produced by
Romain Dasnoy, Denys Fontanarosa, Jérémie Kermarrec, Jonathan Khersis

Act 1

Xenoblade Chronicles
Main Theme, Colony 9, Flight!

The Last Ranker
Main Theme

Medley Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Title Demo, Chun-Li Stage, Guilde Stage, Ken Stage, Ryu Stage, Balrog Stage

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Beware of the Forest’s Mushrooms

Dan Doh!
Because Close To You

Medley Legend of Mana
Title Theme, Nostalgic Song, Hometown of Domina, Polpota Harbor, Moonlit Cty Roa, Those Who Wait Before Destiny, Bejeweled City in Ruins, Song of MANA

Parasite Eve
Theme of Aya, Se Il mio amore sta vincino, Main Theme

Medley Kingdom Hearts
Destati, Dearly Beloved, Night of Fate, Fate of the Universe

Act 2

Kingdom Hearts
Dearly Beloved (piano solo)

Front Mission
Advanced Guard, The Evils of War, Elegie

Terra Battle

Medley Live a Live
Birds Fly, Fish Swim, Reaching Wings, Live Over Again, Live for Live

Radiant Historia
The Edge of Green, -Historia-

Kingdom Hearts
The Other Promise (piano duet)

Medley Kingdom Hearts
Scherzo di notte, Never Land Sky, Neverland’s Scherzo, Darkness of the Unknow, Another Side