ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra (WMGSO) presents "Symphonies of Light," an ode to video game music and a celebration of the 30th anniversary of "Final Fantasy." Audiences are invited to hear the combined orchestra and choir Nov. 4 and 19, in Rockville, Maryland and Falls Church, Virginia, respectively.
In addition to honoring the brilliance of “Final Fantasy” composer Nobuo Uematsu, the two performances will feature 90 minutes packed with music from popular game titles, including “Banjo-Kazooie,” “Cave Story,” and “Chrono Trigger.” Each concert will feature the combined talents of WMGSO’s 85-member orchestra and choir, as well as select small ensembles.
“The program will offer a wide variety of musical styles showing the many sides of video game music as we help push the genre the forefront of live music,” said WMGSO Conductor Nigel Horne.
WMGSO’s fall concert series begins 7 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Road, Rockville, Maryland. The program continues at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 19 at Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia. Tickets for each concert cost $9 online and $10 at the door. 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.