Remember how much I love music from video games?
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is playing more than 20 songs from games tonight as part of a music festival at the Royal Festival Hall. The showcased tunes include works by Hans Zimmer, Inon Zur and Jeremy Soule.
The highly-regarded London Philharmonic has previously recorded music for games including Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy XII. Andrew Skeet will be conducting – a composer/arranger with a varied career that includes work with The Divine Comedy, Sinead O’Connor and James Taylor Quartet, as well as compositions for film and television. Iain Lee will be presenting – a comedian and TV presenter with a passion for games who I mostly remember as being the bassist in my friend’s band back in the 90s.
Don’t worry that you missed the concert: it has been recorded and will be released as an album.
The playlist includes:
CoD Main Menu Theme
CoD Modern Warfare 2: Theme
Legend of Zelda
Mario Bros Theme
Metal Gear Solid
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
World of Warcraft
Blood Stone 007
Grand Theft Auto
You may recall that many of these titles were featured in the Play! series of concerts a couple of years back.
More information on the Video Game Heroes concert can be found at the Southbank Centre’s website.
For those in Canada, the Play! website lists a series of concerts in Calgary in May 2012.