When Video Games Go Philharmonic

Written by  //  April 14, 2008  //  Music, Music in Brief, The Conservatory, Visual Arts  //  4 Comments

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While Donnybrookites are obviously all reliable patrons of the arts, we realize that some of our plebian readership has never set foot in an opera house or concert hall.

Shame on you uncouth philistines! However, there may be hope for you yet thanks to Video Games Live, a concert series that gives video game theme songs the orchestral treatment courtesy of some of the finest philharmonics in the nation.

Described by its creators as “an immersive event… featuring the best game music performed by top orchestras and choirs combined with synchronized lighting, video, live action, and audience interactivity,” the series was spotlighted on this past Saturday’s edition of All Things Considered. The verdict? Pretty freakin’ awesome. Few spectacles can compare to watching strings and woodwinds battle it out while scenes from Joust are projected onto a giant screen behind them.

But let’s be honest: you don’t want to read my description of it–you want to see it firsthand.

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4 Comments on "When Video Games Go Philharmonic"

  1. Toastface Killa April 14, 2008 at 10:53 am · Reply

    Geek Boner Alert!

  2. Nina April 14, 2008 at 11:15 am · Reply

    amazing performance. sign me up for when they come through denver.

  3. Father Guido Sarducci IV
    Guido Sarducci IV April 16, 2008 at 11:37 am · Reply

    So much more interesting than that paltry King of Kongs documentary.

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