April 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- From deep beneath the surface of Thedas to the Kingdom of Hyrule, audiences will be transported to “Worlds Beyond” by the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra (WMGSO) at its May 11 concert.

The two hour musical experience, presented by WMGSO’s 100-member orchestra and choir, will feature original arrangements from Dragon Age: Origins, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Pikmin, BioShock Infinite, Kingdom Hearts III and more. Arranger Benjamin Emberley expounded on how music can enhance the game environment. “As the music grows in confidence and volume, its magisterial surroundings become more and more prevalent in the symphonic nature of the music. The various colors and timbres used in the orchestra portray the Rito people [from Breath of the Wild] as they take to the air, revelling in their dominance of the skies.”

WMGSO’s “Worlds Beyond” concert will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md. General admission tickets cost $12 online, $15 at the door. Student and senior (65+) discounted tickets are $9 online or at the door. Audience members are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at http://www.wmgso.org/events.

Media inquiries about the WMGSO and game music in general should be directed to Melissa Apter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call WMGSO’s main telephone line: 559-964-7612.

The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra and choir whose mission is to share and celebrate video game music with a wide audience by putting on affordable, accessible concerts in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

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