ROCKVILLE, Md. -- After a successful debut of small ensemble-focused concerts in the fall of 2016, the next iteration of the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra’s (WMGSO) “Chambers and Consoles” series will take place on Saturday, July 22 at Living Faith Lutheran Church, followed by a repeat performance Saturday, Aug. 5 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts.
WMGSO, the premiere D.C.-area community ensemble exclusively devoted to the performance of video game music, debuts new, custom-arranged orchestral versions of video game music each concert season that appeal to a wide and always-growing audience. This installment of “Chambers and Consoles” will feature a selection from the orchestra’s 85 instrumentalists and singers performing pieces from popular titles such as "StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty," "Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles," and "League of Legends" in duets, quartets and chamber ensemble groups.
“With this concert series, we’re able to showcase the varied musical styles of contemporary and classic video games. We’re giving our audience a little taste of everything from wind quintet pieces to big band jazz songs,” said Katie Noble, WMGSO’s Small Ensemble Director.
WMGSO’s summer concert series begins 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Living Faith Lutheran Church, 1605 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, Maryland. The program continues 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland. Tickets for each concert cost $9 online and $10 at the door. As WMGSO events sell out quickly, audience members are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at http://www.wmgso.org/events.
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.