You may have heard that videogame concert series Video Games Live has a special on PBS. Here’s an excerpt from the program. Watch on as an orchestra and choir perform the theme from Civilization IV. Sure, it’s not quite as good as seeing it live, but it does the trick, and certainly makes me want to be there.
This was filmed in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and choir. The PBS special, which consists of performances from the Mario, Zelda, Sonic, Halo, Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, God of War, Civilization, Chrono Cross, StarCraft and Guitar Hero franchises, premieres July 31, 2010 and airs throughout August on PBS stations. You’ll have to check your local listings for air time.
Also, a CD and DVD/Blu-Ray release will coincide with the nationally televised special and will be available in North America exclusively through PBS until November 1.