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Chris Mar 19, 2009

On August 4, 2009 at 8 PM, the game music concert Sinfonia Drammatica will take place at Konserthuset Stockholm. The concert will combine performances of Chris Huelsbeck's Symphonic Shades with selections from drammatica -The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura-. Famed conductor Arnie Roth will conduct the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the event. Chris Huelsbeck and Yoko Shimomura will also attend and are available for a meet and greet.

Tickets for Sinfonia Drammatica will be released here on March 25 at 11.00. Ordinary tickets cost 390 kronor. An additional ticket for the limited availability meet and greet with the composers is available for 150 kr. You can learn more about the concert by reading Arnie Roth's interview with SEMO here.

Not sure if anyone here is in the vicinity to make this concert, but it sounds like quite a treat for game music fans. It sounded a bit strange to me at first, but I agree with Roth there's a lot in common with the original music / arrangement.  I also like the idea of blending East and West into one concert. Fantastic people will get the opportunity to hear the excellent Symphonic Shades live again and I think drammatica live will also be a special experience.

So what do you think about this concert? Are you able to attend?

Ramza Mar 19, 2009

Thomas Boecker is my new hero.

If I lived in Europe I'd go. As it stands, that ain't happening. tongue

Kim K Mar 19, 2009

Thanks for the info. I might be going. Could be a nice warm-up for the Symphonic Fantasies concert. smile

Adam Corn Mar 19, 2009

If they manage to select the best from both albums that'll be a nice concert!  Would love to hear X-Out and the Legend of Mana opening theme live!

Ordim Mar 19, 2009

Adam Corn wrote:

If they manage to select the best from both albums that'll be a nice concert!  Would love to hear X-Out and the Legend of Mana opening theme live!

Selected by the composers themselves:

1) Grand Monster Slam - Opening Fanfare [Symphonic Shades]
2) X-Out - Suite [Symphonic Shades]
3) Kingdom Hearts - The 13th Anthology [drammatica]
4) Live A Live The Bird Flies in the Sky, the Fish Swims in the River [drammatica]
5) Kingdom Hearts - The Other Promise [drammatica]
6) Gem'X - Suite [Symphonic Shades]
7) Legend of Mana - Colored Earth [drammatica]
8) Apidya II - Suite [Symphonic Shades]
9) R-Type - Main Theme [Symphonic Shades]
10) Legend of Mana - Sparkling City [drammatica]
11) Jim Power in "Mutant Planet" - Main Theme [Symphonic Shades]
12) The Great Giana Sisters - Suite [Symphonic Shades]
13) Legend of Mana - Title Theme [drammatica]
14) Kingdom hearts - Destati [drammatica]
15) Legend of Mana - Hometown Domina [drammatica]
16) Turrican II The Final Fight - Renderings: Main Theme [Symphonic Shades]

(thanks to SEMO for the tracklist)

Cogo Aug 3, 2009

Now it is only one day left! Anyone from here who will attend the concert? If you met Yoko Shimomura and Chris Huelsbeck, what would you ask them?

Revoc Aug 3, 2009

Cogo wrote:

Now it is only one day left! Anyone from here who will attend the concert? If you met Yoko Shimomura and Chris Huelsbeck, what would you ask them?

For Shimomura: What tracks did you compose in the Street Fighter II soundtrack beside fighters themes (except Sagat)? smile

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