If you've wanted to check out Video Game Live but the game-orchestra isn't playing in your hometown, you're in luck. This summer, the Public Broadcasting System is airing a VG Live concert featuring music from Mario, Zelda, Sonic, Halo, Warcraft, Chrono Cross, Castlevania, Guitar Hero, God of War and Final Fantasy as performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Check your local listings for dates and times in July and August.
“We are introducing a whole new generation to the music of a symphony orchestra,” said veteran video game composer and Video Games Live executive producer and host Tommy Tallarico. “Never before in history have kids been dragging their parents to watch a symphony.”
You can also pick up the Video Games Live CD and DVD/Blu-Ray. It will coincide with the PBS special and will be available in North America exclusively through PBS until November 1, 2010.
The CD features 16 musical performances, and the DVD/Blu-Ray includes more than three hours of bonus material, including additional and extended music segments, composer and game developer interviews, exclusive game trailers, “making the game” documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage and composer commentary.