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Symphony of Legends - Video Games Unplugged

Symphony of Legends - Video Games UnpluggedSymphony of Legends - Video Games UnpluggedSymphony of Legends - Video Games UnpluggedSymphony of Legends - Video Games UnpluggedSymphony of Legends - Video Games Unplugged



7pm, Saturday 23 November
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


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Conductor Philip Chu
Presenters Kris Straub and Paul Verhoeven
Choir Resonance of Birralee, directed by Paul Holley

Special guest  Austin Wintory, composer of the music in the game Journey and  the first ever videogame score composer Grammy nominee.

In Video Games Unplugged: Symphony of Legends the QSO will play music from some of the greatest games ever made in a concert hosted by gaming funny men Kris Straub and Paul Verhoeven.

Music has always played a major role in the gaming experience and now game music rivals the scores heard in major Hollywood movies. The concert will include the live performance of music from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which won more than 200 Game of the Year Awards in 2011, as well as from games Uncharted 2 & 3, God of War and Diablo III. Also included is music from Final Fantasy VII and all new arrangements from BioShock 2, Assassins Creed II, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Secret of Mana, Civilization IV and many more. Supporting the music, a massive screen will showcase specially edited and timed visual packages from the games.

Featured Works

   O'DONNELL - Main Theme from Halo
   TANAKA - Gravity Daze
   BROWER - A Tenuous Pact from World of Warcraft
   BROWER - The Hyperion Overture from StarCraft 2
   SCHYMAN - Suite from Bioshock 2 - Australian Premiere
   EDMONSON - Atlantis of the Sands from Uncharted III
   EDMONSON - Nate's Theme from Uncharted II
   VELASCO - The Isle of Creation from God of War II
   MCCONNELL - Grim Fandango fromGrim Fandango
   UEMATSU - One Winged Angel from Final Fantasy VII
   TIN - Baba Yetu from Civilisation IV
   KIKUTA - Angel's Fear from Secret of Mana II
   KYD - Ezio's Family from Assassin's Creed II
   BROWER - Legacy of Terror from Diablo III
   CORBEIL - Heavy Rain – World Premiere
   WINTORY - Nascence from Journey – Australian Premiere
   WINTORY - Journey: Apotheosis fromJourney – Australian Premiere
   SOULE - Dragonborn Theme from Skyrim

... And a few surprises!

 About the Hosts



Kris Straub has been an online cartoonist and writer for 12 years. He draws the gag-a-day Chainsawsuit and the cosmic horror adventure Broodhollow. His sci-fi epic Starslip was nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2012. Kris also appears on Penny Arcade TV in both the Blamimation animated series and the live-action Scott and Kris Show.


Paul Verhoeven is the host of Nerdy by Nature on Triple J breakfast with Tom and Alex, and is the host of Steam Punks on ABC3. He has co-hosted and wrote Save Point, the game review show on ONE, and he is the gaming critic for both TheVine.com.au and Triple j Magazine. He has written for Yen, Filmink, and (according to his Wikipedia entry) Horse and Hound. As one quarter of the comedy group The Lords of Luxury, he has performed at Adelaide Fringe, and the Sydney, Melbourne and Perth international comedy festivals. He once told Gillian Anderson (from the critically acclaimed television series The X-Files) about a dream he had where he met her on a ski lift. She took it pretty well.



About the conductor


Born in Hong Kong, Philip Chu completed a Masters degree in conducting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has worked with ensembles such as Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Macau Symphony Orchestra, Cantillation, Pinchgut Opera, Sydney Philharmonic Choirs, Sydney Youth Orchestra, and Sydney Chamber Choir amongst others.

In addition to making classical recordings, Philip is also very active in recording music for video games and anime. As the chief conductor of Eminence Symphony Orchestra, he is currently the most recorded conductor in this genre in Japan. Recent recordings have included Echoes of War with Eminence Symphony Orchestra in association with Blizzard Entertainment for international release, soundtracks of Diablo III, Soulcalibar IV & V, and the recent release of the Japanese anime Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi.




 #SymphonyOfLegends Game Face Competition

Are you game? Share a photo of you gaming on Instagram, Twitter, or the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page for your chance to win a double pass to Video Games Unplugged – Symphony of Legends! Make sure you include #symphonyoflegends in the caption to be in the draw. Entries close at middnight on Thurs 7 Nov and the winner will be notified on Fri 8 Nov. Prize valued at $200! 


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