Play at the DSO


So I ended up going with the D crew to watch/hear the Detroit Symphony Orchestra play video game scores and melodies. The concert series (Play) was put together by Nobuo Uematsu (of Final Fantasy music fame), who was also responsible for the two Final Fantasy symphony series’s. The DSO did another great job doing the video game music overall. The item that seemed to disappoint the crowd the most was when the conductor (Arnie Roth) said they did not have time to include "Aerith’s Theme" from Final Fantasy VII, since most fans are Final Fantasy VII otaku. Anyway, I have to say most of the performances were great, my favorites of the night would have been the Mario Medley, Metal Gear Solid Theme, and the Stella Dues performance. The only performance that I didn’t care for was their rendition of the Silent Hill II theme, which just seemed off and out of place with all of the other music being featured. So a nice experience overall. The next performance to go to sounds like the September 30, 2006 performace in Toronto since Nobuo Uematsu himself will be in attendance! Buy your tickets now! Smiley


Current Music: Shapeshifters – Really Feel

2 Responses to “Play at the DSO”

  1. Ryan Says:

    Oh you went to this?  How did you think it compared to the FF Concert?

  2. Brycemania Says:

    I think the FF ‘Dear Friends’ concert was much better overall. You can tell the DSO sent more time on prepairing for the performance then at Play. The whole Play performance felt rushed and just didn’t have the same special feeling. Although, there were still a couple of great performances, but overall Play was just ok.

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