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Play!

Mon 1 January 0001 - Tue 20 March 2018
Victoria Hall

Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra - opening 
Sonic The Hedgehog
Holst Mars: The Planets 
Final Fantasy 
Tetris
Tchaikovsky Sugarplum Fairy: The Nutcracker
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Main Menu Theme
Stravinsky Petrushka - opening 
Mass Effect: Suicide Mission

Mussorgsky Night on Bare Mountain 
Debussy Clair de Lune
Angry Birds  
Bioshock: The Ocean on his Shoulders
Grand Theft Auto 4: Soviet Connection
Dvořák  - Finale, opening: Symphony No 9  Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag Suite

Charles Hazlewood with Army of Generals and The British Paraorchestra.

Dust off your SNESs, N64s and boot up your Playstations in a musical adventure into some of the gaming world’s most memorable soundtracks.

The internationally renowned conductor Charles Hazlewood’s quest for the most exciting music takes him on a journey from well-known classical repertoire into the soundtracks of the gaming world.

PLAY! promises a full blooded, symphonic rollercoaster ride of classic computer game themes alongside the well-known orchestral masterworks which paved the way.

Taking Holst’s The Planets and Strauss’ iconic tone poems as a starting point, the programme takes in the high-octane pursuit of Grand Theft Auto, the legendary theme to Tetris, the cinematic soundtrack to Final Fantasy VIII and many more. Uniting gamers young and young at heart the programme will include iconic computer game themes from the last four decades.

Originally formed for the closing ceremony of the Para-Olympics, The British Paraorchestra first performed PLAY! at Glastonbury Festival 2017. In Leeds, the world’s only professional ensemble of disabled musicians is joined by Hazlewood’s virtuoso ensemble Army of Generals to create an ensemble that will lift the roof and set consoles on fire.

Click here for a preview audio clip.

PRICES:

A £31.80, B £28.62, C £25.44, D £20.14, E £14.84, O £10.60
Discounts available for students, under 18s, over 60s and unwaged.

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