Dust off your SNESs, N64s and boot up your Playstations as Charles Hazlewood takes us on a musical adventure into some of the gaming world’s most memorable soundtracks.

PLAY! is a symphonic roller-coaster ride of classic computer game themes alongside the orchestral works that paved the way. Taking Holst’s The Planets and Strauss’s 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, the rough and tumble of Sonic and many more. Tonight’s show will bring together gamers young and young at heart as it references classic console music from the past four decades.

First performed to a rapt audience at Glastonbury Festival 2017, Play! is conducted by Charles Hazlewood and performed by a forty-four piece ensemble of musicians from Army of Generals and the British Paraorchestra.

Play! will be at:

the Barbican, London on Sunday 18th March, 7.30pm. Click here for tickets and information

Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday 20th March, 7.30pm. Click here for tickets and information.

Charles Hazlewood conducts the musicians on a brightly lit festival stage

image: Glastonbury Festival 2017 (Credit Paul Blakemore)
Charles Hazlewood conducts Army of Generals and The British Paraorchestra

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