Symphony New Hampshire explores the magical music of video games

Symphony NH

Symphony NH

Published: 03-19-2024 11:41 AM

Symphony New Hampshire Music Director Roger Kalia and the musicians of Symphony New Hampshire present a musical journey through the incredible musical world of video games.

There are only two chances to see Game OVER(true). The first is on Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord (44 So. Main St.). The second performance will take place at the Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua) on Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and are available by visiting SymphonyNH.org

Award-winning composer, Austin Wintory will conduct his Grammy Nominated score from the Play Station 3 game Journey. Wintory has written scores for over 50 video games, 60 works for film or TV, and is sought after by orchestras across the globe for original commissions.

When asked about programming video game music for a symphony, Music Director Roger Kalia responded, “Most people don’t realize how much video game music is driven by the classical and romantic eras. I hope that our regular patrons come out to hear what composers are creating for a medium they are probably unfamiliar with. The music stands on its own.”

We promise no Easter Eggs and plenty of DLC before the concert. From the iconic music of Koji Kondo (Mario and Zelda) Nobuo Uematsu’s “One Winged Angel” from Final Fantasy, themes from Pokémon Sword and Shield, and so much more, don’t let this be “game over” for you.

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