Orange Coast College Symphony presents music from popular video games, films

Orange Coast College’s Symphony will perform music from some of the most popular video games and films of the past 30 years on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

Concert-goers will hear scores from iconic game titles, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda, and League of Legends, as well as music from the films “Rosalie,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and “Casino Royale.”

“The idea to present a concert of film songs and video game music came as an understanding of the need to build bridges with new and young audiences to present classical orchestral playing in a new format,” says conductor Maxim Kuzin.

OCC’s Symphony will perform with a large percussion section, drum set, acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, chamber chorus, and soloists, including the OCC professor of voice Anne Walsh, among others. Thomas Fink created the arrangements of the film songs featured in the concert and will accompany them on the piano. The Symphony also will collaborate with University of California, Los Angeles’ Game Music Ensemble for the performance, with guest conductor Jose Daniel Ruiz joining Kuzin for some pieces of the program.

Middle school, high school and college students are especially encouraged to attend, and to experience their favorite games in a unique venue. “It will be an unforgettable evening of delightful music for young and adult audiences,” says Kuzin.

Tickets for the OCC Symphony are available at www.occtickets.com and run $15 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets also are available at the door.

This article was released by Orange Coast College.