Ever wake up at five a.m. to try to beat that infernally difficult underwater level on Mario Bros. before your parents made you get ready for school? Come home at lunch to battle Dr. Robotnik with Sonic the Hedgehog? Skip the first day of classes (you know — it’s just syllabus day) to chug Red Bull and play HALO with your dorm neighbors? Survive on Pringles and Vitamin Water for eight hours while you navigate World of Warcraft?
The memories are coming back, right? What about the soundtracks? Chances are you could begin whistling some of these tunes right now without any difficulty, much to the chagrin of your friends and officemates. Don’t worry; there are others like you. Join videogame and symphony enthusiasts to hear Andy Brick lead Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Choral Company and vocalist Aubrey Ashburn in a symphonic adaptation of many of the melodies that are forever ingrained in your subconscious.
You’ll hear music from Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, HALO: Reach, Super Mario Bros., Chrono Chross, Kingdom Hearts, World of Warcraft, Sonic the Hedgehog and others, all while images and gameplay sequences are projected on a screen above the orchestra.