Bozar to host video game soundtracks concert tonight in Brussels

Bozar to host video game soundtracks concert tonight in Brussels
Credit: Facebook / Eímear Noone, Conductor and Composer

The Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (OPRL) and Chœur Symphonique de Namur will play beautiful video game music on Thursday night at the Bozar in Brussels, conducted by Eímear Noone.

Irish composer Eímear Noone has been exposed to music since she began her classical traditional music training at the age of five and began writing music when she was 15 years old.

When conducting and writing music for video games, Noone first distinguishes the type of video game that it is. Different musical themes are heard throughout a video game that help tell the story. Music in a video game is "incredibly immersive" according to Noone. She believes that depending on the game the music can be just texture in the background or it can be very captivating for its players.

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The Symphonic Choir was created in 1990 is a valued partner in the symphonic repertoire of the 19th and 20th century. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing since 1960 and is the only professional symphonic orchestra in French-speaking Belgium.

The program consists of music from the video games: World of Warcraft, Kingdom Hearts, Uncharted II, Halo, The Last Of Us, Fortnite, Ori and the Will of the Wisp, Pokemon, Super Mario Bros, Resident Evil, Hades, Baldur’s Gate, Fallout 4, World of Warcraft - Warlords of Draenor and Final Fantasy. 

The concert is sold out for Friday and Saturday, but tickets for Thursday's show are still available. More information can be found on OPRL's website.

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