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On Saturday 24 May at 3pm on Classic FM, Jamie Crick presents highlights from a Symphonic Fantasies concert, recorded in front of approximately 5000 video game music fans in Tokyo in January 2012. Discover the story of video game music concerts - from 1987 to the present day.
On 20 August 2003, for the first time outside Japan, music written for video games was performed by a live orchestra, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, in a ‘Symphonic Game Music Concert’ at the Leipzig Gewandhaus concert hall (pictured). The concert marked the official opening of Europe's biggest trade fair for video games, and was repeated each year until 2007.
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