When Video Games Go Philharmonic
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.