On May 9, the Manila Symphony Orchestra treated video game fans to live renditions of theme songs popularized by some of the well-loved games of this generation.
Held at the Ayala Museum in Makati City, “Video Game Symphonic” featured music from Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy VII and X, Pokemon, among many other titles.
The highlight of the sold-out show, however, was when the Manila Symphony Orchestra surprised its audience with a rendition of the Avengers theme, which was received with thunderous applause.
The group also played the theme for Game of Thrones as their encore piece.
You can watch both performances below:
“Video Game Symphonic” kickstarts the 2019-2020 season of Manila Symphony Orchestra’s Gala Concerts themed “Live Music Lives.” According to conductor and annotator Jeffrey Solares, they aspire to raise interest among the younger generation in hearing and experiencing music performed live.
The mini-concert was part of the Manila Symphony Orchestra’s “Rush Hour” series in partnership with the Ayala Museum. It is set to have a repeat performance on May 26, 2019.
What’s your favorite song from a video game?