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Gamer Symphony Orchestra, Spring 2013 Concert

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Saturday, May 4, 2013
2:00 pm
Dekelboum Concert Hall


The 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!

  • Books on the history, theory, and practice of video game music composition and design
  • Articles - 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!