Play! A Video Game Symphony tickets!!!!!

Play! A Video Game Symphony, will be coming to Singapore, the only destination in Asia as part of the annual Singapore Arts Festival. They will be coming down for 2 days on the 15 and 16 June 2007. They will be performing at the Singapore Esplanade.

Ive got my tickets for the concert way in advance. I got the third most expensive seating which is at $40. I just cant wait for the day to come. So what is this Play! Symphony all about? “PLAY! A Video Game Symphony is a Symphony world-tour featuring music from blockbuster video games. The music is performed by some of the finest, world-class orchestras and choirs. All concerts take place in classy, prestigious venues. Graphics on large screens suspended above the orchestra accompany the scores, highlighting memorable moments from the video games.”

In the case of Singapore, it will be performed by the Singapore Festival Orchestra, conducted by the Grammy Award winning Arnie Roth, who happens to be the music director for Play! as well. Play! The symphonic extravaganza will feature award winning music from the hottest and classiest video games ever created such as Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls, and other pieces from well known video game composers such as Nobuo Uematsu and Jeremy Soule.

There were two night performance, one for each day. But recently it was so popular, that one of the performances have been fully booked and additional slot is being created in the afternoon on one of the days if im not mistaken. This just shows the sheer popularity of the concert and it shows that Singapore has a very strong gaming fanbase, regardless of gaming platforms. Personally im very excited to have a chance to watch this event, id love to hear Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft and many other video game soundtrack being played by a grand orchestra. To further enhance the experience, large screens will be placed above the stage and video clips of the game will be played as the orchestra plays the music, adding to the immersive feel.

Im not sure what are the official programs for the event but the 2006 program was listed in wikipedia . It sure looks interesting judging from the number of titles that i was able familiar with, in regards to the theme song.

Here are some examples:

 

  • FINAL FANTASY®
  • SUPER MARIO BROS.®
  • CASTLEVANIA®
  • SUPER MARIO WORLD®
  • METAL GEAR SOLID®
  • BLUE DRAGON®
  • LOST ODYSSEYTM
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOGTM
  • ACTRAISERTM
  • SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUSTM
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA®
  • HALO®
  • PREYTM
  • CHRONO TRIGGERTM
  • CHRONO CROSSTM
  • WORLD OF WARCRAFT®
  • APIDYATM
  • KINGDOM HEARTSTM
  • SHENMUETM
  • SILENT HILL®
  • BATTLEFIELD 1942TM
  • THE ELDER SCROLLS® III: MORROWINDTM
  • STELLA DEUSTM
  • BLACKTM
  • DAYTONA USATM
  • THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICKTM
  • THE ELDER SCROLLS® IV: OBLIVIONTM
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3 thoughts on “Play! A Video Game Symphony tickets!!!!!”

  1. hey what do you think of the concert? i was performing there in the chorus. I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!!!!! I will sure miss it..and was glad i got to hear it many times. i hoped you liked it!

  2. You chorus was great!! Thank you for trying your best! you really made the music come alive, especially the climatic world of warcraft Suite that i so look forward to.

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