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'rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes' to feature music of iconic video games

Today June 4, 2014 Jason Michael Paul Productions announced a new video game concert series: rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes. This orchestral concert series will feature music from a wide range of iconic titles including Journey, God of War, Portal 2, and more, making its debut the Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA on July 6, 2014. The series will be performed by professional orchestras in iconic venues across the world. Jason Michale Paul Productions previously brought us Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.
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rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes at Sydney Opera House
Photo courtesy of Jane Dempster, used with permission.
rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes
Photo courtesy of Jane Dempster, used with permission.

rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes boasts scores from titles big and small, with AAA games and indie games both being represented. One interesting thing to note is that the concert follows a musical narrative inspired by Joseph Campbell’s “monomyth.” Every program's songs take listeners on "the hero’s journey, a pattern of 17 stages found in both literature and video games, including the call to adventure, supernatural aid, atonement and freedom." rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes isn't just a concert for your audio senses, but your visual senses too with videos from each of the games narrated by Nigel Carrington of Dear Esther.

According to Jason Michael Paul, the creator of rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes:

There’s more to rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes than just a set list; the audience is able to recapture the emotional connection they had with each video game not just through the music, but also by reliving their adventures as the hero. Our close collaboration with the most creative minds in music and games brings a deeper layer of immersion to the concert experience.

In addition to the previously mentioned titles, the program also features mucic from Halo, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock, and several more award-winning games.

Check out the full schedule of rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes for the 2014-2015 season:

  • Houston, TX – July 5, 2014
  • Los Angeles, CA – July 6, 2014
  • Toronto, ON – September 6, 2014
  • London, UK – September 26, 2014
  • Montreal, QC – October 4, 2014
  • Austin, TX – October 19, 2014
  • Monterrey, Mexico – October 24, 2014
  • Mexico City, Mexico – October 26, 2014
  • Boston, MA – November 21, 2014
  • Atlanta, GA – January 17, 2015
  • Grand Rapids, MI – February 7, 2015
  • Portland, OR – March 6, 2015
  • Phoenix, AZ – June 5, 2015

You can see the list of venues here, and tickets for the full lineup of shows are now available via Ticketmaster and at www.replay-symphony.com.

For more information about the series and music featured in it, visit www.replay-symphony.com.