We are living in a new golden age of video game music, and by way of a celebration there will be a lavish orchestral concert at the Royal Albert Hall at the end of the month (Wednesday, 30th May). It’s called PlayStation in Concert and will feature an 80-piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, plus City of London Choir, bringing PlayStation music to life. Oh, and a light show.
The programme features music from Horizon: Zero Dawn, the Uncharted series, The Last of Us, The Last Guardian, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, LittleBigPlanet and more. Award-winning Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture composer Jessica Curry, who has a video game-themed High Score show on Classic FM, will host.
The concert is a collaboration between PlayStation and Classic FM, and a celebration of video games introducing a new audience to orchestral music.
“The success of our two series of High Score, and the fact that over half a million under-25-year-olds now listen to Classic FM every week, is proof of a growing younger audience for classical music in the UK,” said Classic FM managing editor Sam Jackson.
PlayStation in Concert will also be the first event to use a fancy-pants app called EnCue, which can pump media and content to the audience while the show unfolds.
Tickets range from £20 up to £60. The Royal Albert Hall is a big venue but with one date in the diary, PlayStation in Concert seats will be in high demand. Don’t leave it too late.