Boston Band Crush Archived Article: Show Crush: Video Game Orchestra 12/5 @ Berklee

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This sounds like a fun marriage between classical and video games, from the press release: 

The Video Game Orchestra (VGO) returns to the Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, December 5 for its first show at Berklee since the group sold out the 1,200-seat venue last March, and its first public performance since drawing more than 5,000 listeners at the 2009 Anime Boston convention. The 90-member VGO consists of a 45-piece orchestra, 40-piece choir, and five-piece rock band, with players from more than 20 countries who are students at Berklee, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, and New England Conservatory.

The VGO will perform new arrangements of classic titles such as Super Mario Bros. and Final Fantasy, and music from modern hits like God of War, Silent Hill, and Metal Gear Solid. Renowned video game music composer Wataru Hokoyama (Afrika, Resident Evil 5) will guest-conduct the VGO for his own “Afrika Suite,” which won numerous awards last year.

The concert takes place on Saturday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center (BPC), 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. General admission tickets are $15 and are available at the BPC box office and at

They’ve offered an MP3 to check out: MP3: VGO plays God of War theme music: