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Army Of Generals And The British Paraorchestra at Barbican Centre

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Dust off your SNESs, N64s and boot up your Playstations as Charles Hazlewood takes us on a musical adventure into some of the gaming world's most memorable soundtracks. PLAY! is a symphonic roller-coaster ride of classic computer game themes alongside the orchestral works that paved the way. Taking Holst's The Planets and Strauss's iconic tone poems as a starting point, the programme takes in the high-octane pursuit of Grand Theft Auto, the legendary theme to Tetris, the cinematic soundtrack to Final Fantasy VIII and many more. Tonight's show will bring together gamers young and young at heart as it references classic console music from the past four decades. First performed to a rapt audience at Glastonbury Festival 2017, Play! is conducted by Hazlewood and performed by a forty-piece ensemble of musicians from the electrifying Army of Generals and members of the world's only professional collective of disabled musicians, The British Paraorchestra.

Venue Details & Map

Barbican Centre

Address
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7638 8891
Email
Website
http://www.barbican.org.uk
Public transport:
Tube: Moorgate and Barbican Train: Liverpool Street

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