Gamer Symphony Orchestra, Spring 2013 Concert
May 4, 2013
Dekelboum Concert Hall
Gamer Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage of the Clarice Smith
Performing Arts Center for their annual spring concert! The student-run GSO
works to establish video game music as a serious art form and to use that music
as a way to bring new and younger audiences to orchestral performances. The GSO
is the first collegiate ensemble exclusively devoted to performing orchestral
arrangements of video game music and using that music as an educational tool.
The orchestra began humbly in late 2005 with six members and now boasts a roster
of more than 110 musicians, including 30 singers.
On Friday, May
3rd, the GSO welcomes Grammy-nominated composer Austin
Wintory to the College Park campus of the University of Maryland to
discuss his score for the 2012 hit game Journey.
British Academy Award winner Wintory has also scored many films, including
the Sundance Film Festival prize winning film Captain Abu Raed. Jointly
sponsored by the GSO and the UMD chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity, this
free and un-ticketed Q&A event will take place at 7:00 pm in Tydings
Hall, room 0130. Interested in learning more about the emerging genre
of video game music and the ways in which this exciting music is conceived and
composed? Visit the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library!
on the history, theory, and practice of video game music composition and design
- click on each item and look for the “Find It” button for online
access to the full text of these articles, or check out the periodicals in the
Hornbake and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts libraries!