Between Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda and God of War, video game music has been gaining recognition in recent years, with orchestras performing concerts based on this, usually dedicated to a single franchise. however, with this growing trend, NHK has decided to broadcast “Symphonic Gamers” next month as part of their “NHK Music Festival” which is being considered unprecedented. Japan’s first game music orchestra, JAGMO (JApan Game Music Orchestra) will perform the concert which will feature music from Crono Trigger, Pokemon Red/Green, Super Smash Bros DX., Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, MOTHER and, of course, Final Fantasy. The NHK Music Festival has been running since 2003 but this is the first attempt at putting on a video game music show.
JAGMO performing music from Final Fantasy 9 at JapanExpo in 2014.
Symphonic Gamers is scheduled to air on NHK-BS Premium on November 6.
Media Source: Otakomu.jp