Video Games at Symphony Hall
|Wataru Hokoyama presents his award-winning Afrika suite.|
|Photo by Phil Farnsworth|
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The venerable Symphony Hall experienced a first this April: a concert showcasing music from video games. Berklee's Back to the Future: Two Generations of Film and Video Composers concert featured film music by alumni in the first half and video game music performed by alumnus Shota Nakama's Video Game Orchestra in the second half. The event mirrors a trend at Berklee, where a video game scoring minor and two summer programs have recently been added to the film scoring curriculum to keep up with students' demands.
Composers Alan Silvestri (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) and Wataru Hokoyama (Afrika) were on hand to conduct their own pieces, as were alumni composers Lucas Vidal and Keith Murray. Student Emir Cerman's Rhythm of the Universe featured musicians from more than 90 different countries.
Click on the photo on the left to see a slideshow of photos from the concert.