Video Game Orchestra at Berklee Performance Center

by Darius Kazemi on February 23, 2009

in Event announcements,Uncategorized

Berklee’s Shota Nakama tells me that the upcoming Video Game Orchestra show on March 5th will be the first video game concert in the history of the BPC. Their guest artists include Jack Wall, Gerard Marino, Duncan Watt, Ed Lima, and Keith Zizza — VGO will be featuring their music as well as their popular repertoire such as One Winged Angel from Final Fantasy, their Sonic Medley, Metal Gear Solid, and etc.

Here’s a snip from the press release

Donkey Kong will swing (Duke Ellington-style) and the music of retro Nintendo titles and PlayStation mega-hits alike will come alive when the Video Game Orchestra (VGO) hits the stage, March 5, at Berklee. The 90-member VGO comprises a 45-piece orchestra, 40-piece choir, and 5-piece rock band, with players from more than 20 countries who are students at Berklee, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, and New England Conservatory. 

Prominent game industry composers have arranged music for the show and will be in the audience, including Gerard Marino (God of War), Keith Zizza (Caesar), and Duncan Watt (Brothers in Arms). Jack Wall, Mass Effect composer and co-creator of the Video Games Live tour, will guest conduct the VGO for one of his pieces. 

The concert is $10, open to all ages, and takes place on March 5, 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Please call 617-747-2261 or visit for more information. 

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