Another videogame symphony enters the scene

Posted on: December 23, 2016

“Zelda, Mario and Donkey Kong have more in common than their virtual origins,” writes Kaitlyn Krasselt in Wednesday’s (12/21) The Hour (Connecticut). “These and video games like Journey, Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy … are the foundation for a new generation of symphony lovers. A new group, the Norwalk Gamer Symphony Orchestra … is modeled after Video Games Live, a nationally recognized and popular concert series, and the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland…. Video Games Live concerts consist of segments of video game music performed by a live orchestra with video footage and synchronized lighting and effects, as well as interactive segments with the audience…. [Founder Bryan] Doyle played clarinet in the [Gamer Symphony Orchestra] for two years and was a conductor for one year…. [In] Norwalk, he tried to find a similar niche but was unsuccessful. So he made his own … about a year ago [of] 15 musicians from throughout Fairfield County, and ranging in age from 8 years old to adults…. The group practices every two weeks at the Norwalk Public Library. Earlier this month, they hosted their first concert… ‘We had a pretty large turnout and I wasn’t expecting it,’ Doyle said.”

Posted December 23, 2016