Tue 20 March
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 and his jazz fuelled All Star Collective to create a 44-piece AAA ensemble that will lift the roof and set consoles on fire.
A £31.80, B £28.62, C £25.44, D £20.14, E £14.84, O £10.60