Excellent story yesterday from NPR's All Things Considered.
In May 2004, a composer named Nobuo Uematsu joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a single performance of his most famous work. The show sold out in three days. In fact, there was almost a riot at the box office when people couldn't get tickets.I would suggest listening to the story online. About 12 minutes.
What was the music? Uematsu's soundtrack for the popular video game Final Fantasy.