Symphonies for game music have become increasingly prevalent over time, with features like Zelda’s Symphony of the Goddesses and Final Fantasy’s Distant Worlds touring worldwide to unabashed acclaim. But even the orchestras that play a variety of game selections tend to only feature the big, AAA titles and their sounds – but all that is about to change, as the just announced Game Theory Concert will feature music from freelancing indie composers across the industry.
The concert, scheduled for October 5th in LA’s Ford Amphitheater, will feature a full symphony orchestra and new arrangements, complete with hosting from the composers themselves. The all-star composer lineup consists of Chad Seiter (ReCore), Austin Wintory (Journey, The Banner Saga), Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie, Mario + Rabbids), Laura Shigihara (To the Moon, Plants vs. Zombies), Lena Raine (Celeste), and Jake Kaufman (Shantae, Shovel Knight). It’s one of the most stunning lineups of talent in the game composition scene conceivable.
Tickets on sale NOW: https://t.co/BMCUPsv1MA -What an INCREDIBLE line up we just announced for Game Theory!! Including: @ChadSeiter @awintory @grantkirkhope @supershigi @kuraine @virtjk this October 5th! Presented by: @MusiciansAtPlay @FordTheatres @MateriaColl & @JunctureMedia pic.twitter.com/VIfUit3xti
— Game Theory Concert (@GTConcert) June 20, 2019
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Tickets start at a pricey $75, with higher tiers offering a few extra goodies. While the October 5th show is currently the only one listed, the nomenclature of “World Premiere” offers hope that the show will occur again. Stay wired in case any more dates are eventually announced.