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London Symphony Orchestra to perform Zelda in July

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 time, London S...

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Final Symphony announces 2014 Denmark event

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 10th anniversa...

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This Super Mario World orchestral arrangement is glorious

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 Games Live: LEVEL...

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

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 Foundation Debut Orch...


Have your Zelda art displayed at Legend of Zelda concert

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 and have a cha...

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Video Games Live takes to Kickstarter to fund third album

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 as it is now, th...

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Symphonic Selections bringing the finest VGM together

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 years have often r...

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Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy is a whole new concert

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 arrangements. You may wan...


Uematsu and Hamauzu sits down with y'all tomorrow

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. This marks the ver...


Uematsu and Hamauzu livestream Q&A on May 29th

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 minute standin...

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Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy is coming to Blu-ray

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 collection containin...


HHHNNNGG! Persona Music Fes 2013 announced

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 Yumi Kawamur...

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Phantasy Star celebrates 25 years with a symphony

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 Phantasy Star titles ...

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Legend of Zelda concert returning to San Francisco

"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 from the Zelda ...

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

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 campaign to make it h...

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

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 always, Jake "virt"...

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MAGFest: Night one is over, you should be here

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 funktacular One...

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Five reasons you need to go to MAGFest 11

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 mentioned that Kinuy...


Final Symphony brings Final Fantasy to London in 2013

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 will take place i...


Catch East meets West concert stream on November 24

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, featuring a wide mi...


Soundtrack Cologne bringing the VGM party to Germany

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 along with Next ...


Game composers are descending on Boston for VGO concert

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 to the stage a...


Contest: Win Final Fantasy XI 10th Anniv. Concert tickets

[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 special event ...


Shatter OST concert to get live stream and recording

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, that the venue...


New dates: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

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 later and loved it...


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