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Manila Symphony Orchestra Played Video Game Tracks and it was a beautiful experience

The Manila Symphony Orchestra did a video game centric show for their Rush Hour Concert at the Ayala Museum yesterday and it was beautiful. Very beautiful.

The place was packed too. After four days of promotion, they sold out before the concert day. Here’s proof.

Check out the set list below.

They opened the show with Monster Hunter World…

Man, first piece alone, gave me the chills.

Super Mario Bros theme

The next track they performed was another Koji Kondo piece, this time from Legend of Zelda…

The crowd was already ecstatic around this time. You know ehat. Now that I think about it, it was gradually becoming better and better with each poece that they did. Personal favorite was that cover of Tifa’s Theme which was also performed for us in a very private, very solemn pre-event session.

They also did a number on stuff from Assassin’s Creed: Black Flags, Grand Theft Auto, Uncharted. Check out the gallery below and some videos further below to see what exactly I’m talking about.


I also forgot to mention that they capped everything off with the theme from Avengers which was composed by Alan Silvestri. Watch the performance below:

And as an encore, they also performed the Game of Thrones theme which was like the “Wow” moment of my attendance and coverage.

Overall, it was a nice experience. To be able to attend this show, sit with fans who share the same passion and most importantly feeling the same feels as hundreds in attendance. It was more than awesome.

I really wish that the Manila Symphony Orchestra can do more of these shows. I know for a fact that they are doing a repeat performance and I’m betting there will be more people attending this time around.

In the future though, I want to see them touch up on other notable tracks. For Final Fantasy VII alone, there were a lot of people clamoring for “One Winged Angel” which is Sephiroth’s theme but the guys have stated for the record that they can only accomplish that if they had more musical backup including a choir who can do the classic moments from the song.

I can’t stop raving about this. This really needs to be done at least twice a year. There’s just so many songs and pieces that can be covered by the MSO.

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