Eímear Noone returns for fifth series of High Score on Classic FM

7 November 2019, 10:26

Eímear Noone to host a new series of High Score
Eímear Noone to host a new series of High Score. Picture: Classic FM

The ground-breaking show dedicated entirely to video game music returns for another series.

High Score is returning to Classic FM for a fifth series this month, and it will be presented once again by leading video game music composer Eímear Noone.

Eímear will present six episodes of the hit show, where she will take listeners through an exciting and surprising exploration of the video game genre.

Noone is one of the world’s leading composers of video game scores, and has written music for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Starcraft II.

The first episode will be broadcast on Saturday 9 November from 9pm to 10pm, and the series will continue every Saturday night for the following five weeks.

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Each hour-long episode will focus on a different theme, with the first episode exploring the music of Japan, including the first names to achieve legendary status in the video game music industry: Japanese composers Koji Kondo (The Legend of Zelda) and Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy).

Speaking exclusively to Classic FM, Noone said: “Video game music is the perfect gateway to the classics for a younger audience, especially since the sonority of the orchestra is already in their hearts and minds.

“It’s also fun to let existing classical music fans in on the zeitgeist of this new form of orchestral pop art, even if they’ve never played a video game in their lives. Classic FM is the perfect home for both audiences.”

The first episode of High Score with Eímear Noone airs at 9pm on Saturday 9 November. Click here to find out more.