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Schuster Center to have video game symphony

The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Center
The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Center

Music in video games is highly important. It sets the mood for certain games and adds depth to others. Without music, video games might seem less exciting. Music in video games is considered big when a show it put on about it and this Thursday, March 31st, the Schuster Center will host a second Video Game Symphony.

Entitled Play! A Video Game Symphony, the show will have music from Dragon Age: Origins and Castlevania. The music from Dragon Age: Origins has been played elsewhere before but this will be the US premiere of this blockbuster game’s music. Also debuting is two new pieces inspired by Castlevania; one has never been heard before and the other is a nod to the classic video game. Behind the musicians graphics will play on large screens highlighting dynamic sequences from the two video games.

The Castlevania pieces were created especially for Play! By composer and orchestrator Chad Seiter who has done music for TV shows Fringe, LOST, and Star Trek. His compilation for Castlevania include: "Moonlight Nocturne" from Symphony of the Night, "Iron Blue Intention", and "Bloody Tears", and spans the series from the original Castlevania title through Konami's most recent entry, "Lords of Shadow."

Tickets are on sale now for this one day only show. Video game fans shouldn’t miss it!