Tue, 8 Aug 2006
“PLAY! A Video Game Symphony is a world touring symphony orchestra that plays arranged music from video games.” It’s also freakin’ awesome.
There is like all this different tracks from all these different classic games from Sonic to Metal Gear to Mario to Halo and of course… Final Fantasy. There are some clips on YouTube from the concerts and to hear a full orchestra playing and singing ‘One-Winged Angel’ from Final Fantasy VII is a very geekish thing to be drooling over, but screw it, I love my games.
And the best thing about it… they’re aparently gonna tour New Zealand. No dates released yet, but Australia and New Zealand are listed on their tour and by jove, they better stick to it.
Titles listed in the offical program:
1 PLAY! A Video Game Symphony – Fanfare – Nobuo Uematsu
2 Final Fantasy VIII – Liberi Fatali – Nobuo Uematsu
3 Super Mario Bros. – Suite – Koji Kondo
4 Shenmue and Shenmue II – Sedge Tree – Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
5 Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2 – Suite – Joel Eriksson, David Tallroth, Fredrik Englund, Jonas Östholm, Bence Pajor
6 Final Fantasy VII – Aerith’s Theme – Nobuo Uematsu
7 Sonic the Hedgehog – Suite – Masato Nakamura
8 Metal Gear Solid – Main Theme – Tappy Iwase, Kazuki Muraoka
9 Kingdom Hearts – Suite – Yoko Shimomura, Utada Hikaru
10 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – Suite – Jeremy Soule
11 Final Fantasy series – Swing de Chocobo – Nobuo Uematsu
12 Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross – Suite – Yasunori Mitsuda
13 World of Warcraft – Suite – Jason Hayes
14 Silent Hill 2 – Theme of Laura – Akira Yamaoka
15 Halo – Suite – Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori
16 The Legend of Zelda – Suite – Koji Kondo
17 Final Fantasy VII – One-Winged Angel – Nobuo Uematsu