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Final Fantasy

London Final Symphony II concert announced


Tickets on sale now
Mar 20
Final Fantasy -- that has some pretty great music in it, right? You know what would probably make it sound really good? Being played by the London Symphony Orchestra at London's Barbican Centre on September 12. Just as a rand... read
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Pokémon

Go see this Pokémon symphony in Washington, D.C.


Heck, go to another symphony while you're at it!
Jul 09
Don your best duds to go see a Pokémon symphony! Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will premiere at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. on Friday August 15, 2014. Coinciding with the symphony event will be the 201... read
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Tickets now available for rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes


From the makers of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
Jun 04
Music from Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Halo, Journey, God of War, Portal 2, and other videogames will appear in new orchestral concert series rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes. Tickets for concerts worldwide are on sale right now. N... read
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rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes game concert series


St. Petersburg, Forida on April 19
Feb 28
Videogame music concert series rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes kicks off in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 19, marking its North American debut. This is a successor to the popular Play! A Video Game Symphony concert series, deve... read
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Legend of Zelda

London Symphony Orchestra to perform Zelda in July


Nintendo and London Symphony Orchestra teams up with Merregnon
Dec 12
Big news coming from Nintendo today. With the excellent Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds currently keeping the Zelda name red hot, the guys at Nintendo have another surprise in store before the year ends. For the first... read
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Music

Final Symphony announces 2014 Denmark event


Final Fantasy symphony comes to Denmark
Dec 02
This year, the very first live orchestrated game music concert by the London Symphony Orchestra took place in the form of Final Symphony. The concert is the latest critically acclaimed concert by the Merregnon Studios and the... read
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Super Mario World

This Super Mario World orchestral arrangement is glorious


Might be included on Video Games Live: LEVEL 3
Sep 09
Video Games Live is making a final push for its Kickstarter campaign, unveiling a fantastic arrangement from Super Mario World (which you can hear below) that it hopes to take to Nintendo and get on the upcoming Video Ga... read
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Game music

Come see Gamer Jams concert if you're near Los Angeles


Journey, BioShock, Call of Duty, Uncharted, and Diablo III to be performed
Sep 07
Will you be in the Los Angeles area near the end of September? If so, you might want to head over to the Ford Theater on Friday, September 27 at 8:30pm for a special orchestral performance featuring the Young Musicians Founda... read
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Have your Zelda art displayed at Legend of Zelda concert


Set to Zelda music!
Aug 25
Nintendo has a cool contest on their Facebook page that will have the work of the best artists displayed at the currently touring The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess concert.  Submit Zelda fan art to the contest... read
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Video Games Live

Video Games Live takes to Kickstarter to fund third album


Because music publishers still don't get game music
Aug 13
Maybe you've been to a Video Games Live concert. Maybe, like me, you loved it, and sought out past CD and DVD releases. The show has only gotten better with time as they incorporate more and more music into the program, and a... read
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Music

Symphonic Selections bringing the finest VGM together


Zelda, Shenmue, and Monster Hunter meet in symphony
Jul 22
Today, tickets go on sale for the newest addition to the long-running line of videogame music concerts from German production company Merregnon Studios, titled Symphonic Selections. While the previous concerts in last few yea... read
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Final Fantasy

Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy is a whole new concert


New arrangements played at San Diego Comic Con
Jul 19
We've covered the Distant Worlds concert series extensively over the years, but after seeing last night's stop in San Diego for Comic Con, I think it's fair to say that this is an entirely new show with tons of new arrangemen... read
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Uematsu and Hamauzu sits down with y'all tomorrow


Final Symphony warms up with a webstream
May 28
A little while ago, the London Symphony Orchestra asked all of you to send in your questions for Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu, and tomorrow all the answers will be revealed. Well at least the answers you most wanted. Thi... read
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Uematsu and Hamauzu livestream Q&A on May 29th


Final Fantasy maestros takes to the web for a Q&A
May 16
London Symphony Orchestra is gearing up to their very first live video game music concert as Final Symphony takes place in the Barbican hall on May 30th. The concert had its world premiere this last weekend in Germany to a 10... read
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Final Fantasy

Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy is coming to Blu-ray


And the Japanese have no idea how to price Blu-ray products
May 16
If you're a fan of Final Fantasy music, it's likely you've heard of the Distant Worlds global tour. Several CD and DVD collections have been released over the years, but Square Enix is putting together a special Blu-ray colle... read
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HHHNNNGG! Persona Music Fes 2013 announced


At Nippon Budokan
Apr 30
Atlus returns with their Persona concert series with Persona Music Fes 2013. Just announced, and coming to Nippon Budokan this August, this show will feature music from Persona 3 and Persona 4 performed live, with artists&nb... read
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Phantasy Star

Phantasy Star celebrates 25 years with a symphony


Sega will honor the series with the Sympathy concert
Mar 16
Looks like Sega is back to being awesome again. On March 30th they will be holding a very special one night symphonic tribute to the Phantasy Star series, promising special guests and music pieces from nearly all major Phanta... read
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Legend of Zelda

Legend of Zelda concert returning to San Francisco


Symphony Of The Goddesses back on June 10
Mar 07
"The Legend of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses" tour will be making a return to San Francisco on June 10, 2013. The concert came through last year, and this time around fans will get to hear new material covering more music ... read
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The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls: Headed to a symphony hall near you?


Jeremy Soule’s music from Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim
Jan 31
With all the videogame music concerts going around these days, have you ever thought about an entire concert dedicated to The Elder Scrolls? Well, composer Jeremy Soule has that very dream, and has begun a social media campai... read
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MAGFest 11

MAGFest: Day three with virt, Yuzo Koshiro, and A_Rival


So much great music, so little time!
Jan 06
As previously mentioned, the Saturday's schedule at MAGFest was incredibly compact. There were tons of great acts scheduled as well as several impromptu performances that turned out to be some of the best of the show. As alwa... read
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MAGFest 2013

MAGFest: Night one is over, you should be here


Random, OneUps, Metroid Metal, The Megas
Jan 04
Destructoid is here at MAGFest. Are you? We had a blast today listening to the amazing rap stylings of Random (AKA Mega Ran), who impressed us with a freestyle session based on items that members of the audience held up. The ... read
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And the music is just one of them!
MAGFest is hands down my favorite event of the year. The music and gaming festival not only features an endless buffet of both these things, it also has a lot more on offer as it grows each and every year. We've already menti... read feature

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Final Symphony brings Final Fantasy to London in 2013


Final concert in Thomas Böcker's "Symphonic" series
Nov 26
Final Symphony, the latest and last grand Final Fantasy concert in German producer Thomas Böcker's critically acclaimed series, has received a second show date. Two weeks after the premiere in Germany, the second stop wi... read
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Catch East meets West concert stream on November 24


Legend of Zelda, Turrican, Unlimited SaGa and Journey on radio
Nov 21
The WDR Radio Orchestra performed the newest concert from producer Thomas Böcker and his team at Merregnon Studios on just last week on November 16. Being in attendance, I can tell you it was a truly fantastic show, feat... read
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Soundtrack Cologne bringing the VGM party to Germany


To health and game music, prost!
Oct 28
You can be sure a lot of beer will be consumed as Soundtrack Cologne 9.0 is preparing to bring some esteemed videogame music legends together for a round of panels and an exclusive concert over the weekend of November 15-18 a... read
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Game composers are descending on Boston for VGO concert


Sep 20
If you're been to PAX or Anime Boston, you might know a thing or two about the Video Game Orchestra (VGO). Based in Boston, the orchestra performs exclusive arrangements from videogames and anime, and they're set to take... read
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[Update: Contest over! Winner of the FFXI concert tickets is MistaAytch!] This year marks the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI, and to celebrate, Square Enix is hosting a tribute concert this weekend in Berkeley, CA! This... read feature

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Shatter OST concert to get live stream and recording


Sep 12
We reported last month that composer Jeramiah "module" Ross was performing his music from Shatter, one of the best soundtracks of all time, live in front of an audience later in September. We didn't know at the time, however,... read
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New dates: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses


Sep 05
You need to see The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. First, Chad saw Godessess and even reviewed it. This year, Tony saw it and raved about it, and then Jayson and I attended in San Diego a few months lat... read
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Final Fantasy 25th anniversary: PAX event, new concert


Aug 17
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Square Enix's Final Fantasy series, and the company has a couple of special events planned for this year that you should know about. The official Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event wi... read






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