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Symphonic Odysseys - Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu (2011)

Conductor: Maestro Arnie Roth
Orchestra: WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne and choir
Guest artists: Benyamin Nuss (pianist)
Guests of honour: Nobuo Uematsu, Jonne Valtonen and Roger Wanamo
Venue: Philharmonic Hall in Cologne
Date: July 9, 2011

Symphonic Legends - music from NINTENDO (2010)

Conductor: Maestro Niklas Willén
Orchestra: WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne and a choir
Guest artists: Benyamin Nuss (pianist) and Rony Barrak (percussionist)
Venue: Philharmonic Hall in Cologne
Date: September 23, 2010

Song listing (game and song title):

1. Fanfare for the Common 8-Bit Hero - Opening Fanfare
2. Star Fox - Space Suite
3. Super Mario Bros. - Retro Suite
4. F-Zero - Race Suite
5. Metroid - Samus Aran - Galactic Warrior Suite
6. Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambiance
7. Pikmin - Variation on a World Map Theme
8. Super Mario Galaxy - Galactic Suite

Intermission

9. The Legend of Zelda - Symphonic Poem
I. Hyrulian Child
II. Dark Lord
III. Princess of Destiny
IV. Battlefield
V. Hero of Time
10. Encore: Currendo, Saltando, Ludendo

Symphonic Fantasies - music from SQUARE ENIX (2009)

Conductor: Maestro Arnie Roth
Orchestra: WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne and choir
Guest artists: Benyamin Nuss (pianist) and Rony Barrak (percussionist)
Guests of honour: Yoko Shimomura, Yasunori Mitsuda, Hiroki Kikuta, Nobuo Uematsu and Jonne Valtonen
Venue: Philharmonic Hall in Cologne
Date: September 12, 2009

Fanfare Overture
Fantasy I: Kingdom Hearts
Fantasy II: Secret of Mana

Intermission

Fantasy III: Chrono Trigger/Cross
Fantasy IV: Final Fantasy
Encore: Final Boss Suite

Symphonic Shades - Huelsbeck in Concert (2008)

Conductor: Maestro Arnie Roth
Orchestra: WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne and a choir
Guest artists: Jari Salmela (pianist) and Rony Barrak (percussionist)
Guests of honour: Chris Huelsbeck, Yuzo Koshiro, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi and Jonne Valtonen
Venue: Funkhaus Wallrafplatz in Cologne
Date: August 23, 2008 (two concerts)

Song listing (game and song title):

1. Grand Monster Slam - Opening Fanfare
2. X-Out - Main Theme
3. Jim Power in Mutant Planet - Main Theme
4. Tower of Babel
5. Turrican 3 - Payment Day - Piano Suite (featuring Jari Salmela)
6. Gem'X - Main Theme
7. Apidya II - Suite

Intermission

8. R-Type - Main Theme
9. Licht am Ende des Tunnels - Suite
10. The Great Giana Sisters - Suite
11. Tunnel B1 - Suite (featuring Rony Barrak)
12. Symphonic Shades
13. Karawane der Elefanten
14. Renderings: Turrican II - The Final Fight - Main Theme (featuring Jari Salmela)

Fifth Symphonic Game Music Concert (2007)

Conductor: Maestro Andy Brick
Orchestra: FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague and choir
Guest artists: Izumi Masuda (opera singer), Rony Barrak (percussionist), Josef Krusek (boy soprano), Marek Zvolanek (trumpeter), Jaromir Klepac (pianist), Daniela Kosinova (organist) and Conny Kollet (singer)
Guests of honour: Chris Huelsbeck, Yuzo Koshiro, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Michiru Yamane, Allister Brimble, Olof Gustafsson, Tilman Sillescu, Mark Griskey, Matthias Steinwachs, Henning Nugel and Emilio de Paz
Venue: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Date: August 22, 2007

World-premiere of Chris Huelsbeck's new CD album ("Number Nine")

Song listing (game and song title):

1. Official Opening Fanfare - GC in Concert 2007
2. Commodore 64 - Medley (Shades, Great Giana Sisters, The Last Ninja, Wizball, Forbidden Forest and Ancestors)
3. Stranglehold - Tequila Main Theme (featuring Conny Kollet)
4. New Super Mario Bros. - End Credits (arranged by Yuzo Koshiro)
5. The Abbey - Suite (featuring Daniela Kosinova)
6. Ragnarok Online 2: The Gate of the World - Main Theme (featuring Josef Krusek)
7. Rayman Raving Rabbids - Suite
8. StarCraft - Suite
9. Turrican II: The Final Fight - Suite (featuring Marek Zvolanek)
10. Shenmue / World Club Champion Football - Medley (Surprise performance on piano: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi)
11. World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs 2006-2007 - Suite

Intermission

12. SaGa Frontier II - Feldschlacht V (featuring Jaromir Klepac)
13. Musashi: Samurai Legend - Ewiges Leid (featuring Jaromir Klepac)
14. Commodore Amiga - Medley (Alienbreed, James Pond 2, Pinball Fantasies, Lionheart, Lemmings and Turrican II)
15. The Sims 2 - Suite
16. Final Fantasy XI - Memoro de la Stono / Distant Worlds (featuring Izumi Masuda)
17. Secret of Mana - Fear of the Heaves
18. Settlers II - The Next Generation - Suite (orchestrated by Shiro Hamaguchi)
19. Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle - Suite
20. Castlevania: Curse of Darkness - A Toccata into Blood Soaked Darkness (Surprise performance on pipe organ: Michiru Yamane)
21. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Suite (featuring Rony Barrak)

Fourth Symphonic Game Music Concert (2006)

Conductor: Maestro Andy Brick
Orchestra: FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague and choir
Guest artists: Daniela Kosinova (piano, pipe organ) and Michiru Yamane (cembalo)
Guests of honour: Nobuo Uematsu, Tilman Sillescu, Leon Willet, Michiru Yamane and Kai Rosenkranz
Venue: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Date: August 23, 2006

Song listing (game and song title):

1. Official Opening Fanfare - Games Convention 2006
2. ANNO 1701 - Suite
3. BLACK - Main Theme (Reprise)
4. Sonic The Hedgehog - Suite
5. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey - Suite
6. Final Fantasy VI - Dancing Mad
7. Gothic 3 - Suite
8. The Revenge of Shinobi - Suite
9. The Legend of Zelda - The Legend of Zelda Theme
10. Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night - Wood Carving Partita
11. Castlevania - Suite
12. Shadow of the Colossus - Epilogue - Those Who Remain
13. Turrican 3 - Suite
14. Final Fantasy VII - One-Winged Angel

Third Symphonic Game Music Concert (2005)

Conductor: Maestro Andy Brick
Orchestra: FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague
Guest artists: Conny Kollet (singer), Rony Barrak (percussionist) and -123min. (rock band)
Guests of honour: Chris Hülsbeck, Rob Hubbard, Jason Hayes, Gustaf Grefberg, Tilman Sillescu, Stephen Harwood and Junichi Nakatsuru
Venue: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Date: August 17, 2005

Song listing (game and song title):

1. Official Opening Fanfare - Games Convention 2005
2. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Suite
3. Brothers in Arms - Main Theme
4. Donkey Kong - Arcade Suite
5. Chrono Cross - Suite
6. Arcanum - Passage to Arcanum
7. World of WarCraft - Suite
8. International Karate - Symphonic Suite
9. Dragon Quest - Medley
10. Battlefield 2 - Suite
11. SpellForce 2 - Shadowsong
12. Soulcalibur II - Path of Destiny
13. Chronicles of Riddick - Suite
14. The Lord of the Rings - The Valor of Men Thematic Suite
15. Silent Hill 2 - Theme of Laura
16. The Great Giana Sisters - Suite

Second Symphonic Game Music Concert (2004)

Conductor: Maestro Andy Brick
Orchestra: FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague
Guest artists: Seiji Honda (piano), Erika Jarkovska (opera singer), Miloslav Pelikan (opera singer) and Vocel Roman (opera singer)
Guests of honour: Nobuo Uematsu, Chris Hülsbeck, Yuzo Koshiro, Markus Holler, Fabian Del Priore, Allister Brimble, Richard Jacques and Akira Yamaoka
Venue: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Date: August 18, 2004

Song listing (game and song title):

1. Official Opening Fanfare - Games Convention 2004
2. Final Fantasy VII - Let The Battles Begin!
3. EverQuest II - Thundering Steppes
4. Stalker - Shadow Of Chernobyl - Medley
5. Starship Troopers - Medley
6. Max Payne 2 - Main Theme
7. Super Mario Bros. - Medley
8. ActRaiser - Medley
9. Monkey Island - Medley
10. Hitman - Medley
11. Secret Weapons Over Normandy - Main Theme
12. Metal Gear Solid - Main Theme
13. Final Fantasy VI - Opera: Maria and Draco
14. Turrican - Medley

First Symphonic Game Music Concert (2003)

Conductor: Maestro Andy Brick
Orchestra: Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Guest artist: James Walker (actor, Royal Shakespeare Company)
Guests of honour: Nobuo Uematsu, Richard Jacques, Andrew Barnabas, Paul Arnold, Christopher Lennertz, Fabian Del Priore, Allister Brimble, Olof Gustafsson, Markus Holler and Tilman Sillescu
Venue: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Date: August 20, 2003

Song listing (game and song title):

1. Official Opening Fanfare - Games Convention 2003
2. Headhunter / Headhunter: Redemption - Suite
3. Final Fantasy VII - Aeris's Theme
4. Outcast - Suite
5. Merregnon Soundtrack - Volume 2 - Suite
6. Shenmue - Main Theme
7. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Main Theme
8. Quest For Glory V: Dragon Fire - Overture
9. Mafia - The City Of Lost Heaven - Main Theme
10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Suite
11. SpellForce - The Order of Dawn - Introduction
12. Primal - Suite
13. The Legend of Zelda - The Wind Waker - The Great Sea
14. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield - Suite
15. Apidya - Suite
16. Medal of Honor - Suite
17. Final Fantasy - Final Fantasy

Additional concerts:

School concerts "Super Mario Galaxy - A Musical Adventure" (2010)

Conductor: Maestro Christian Voss
Orchestra: Neue Elbland Philharmonie
Venues: Schloss Großenhain, Theater Meißen and Stadthalle Riesa
Dates: January 20, 2010; January 21, 2010; January 22, 2010

The spiritual successor to the well-received school concert series Heroes of Imagination that occurred in 2006. Features music from Super Mario Galaxy:

1. Super Mario Galaxy Overture
2. Starbit Festival/Attack! Koopa's Fleet
3. Peach's Castle is Stolen
4. Rosetta's Comet Observatory
5. Into the Galaxy
6. Egg Planet
7. Drip Drop Galaxy
8. Wind Garden
9. Ghostly Galaxy
10. Battle for the Grand Star
11. Dawn - A New Morning

PLAY! A Video Game Symphony (2006)

Principal Conductor: Maestro Arnie Roth
Orchestras / Choirs: Various
Venues: Chicago (World-premiere) - More venues
Dates: May 27, 2006 (World-premiere) - More dates

Song listing (game and song title):

1. PLAY! A Video Game Symphony - Fanfare
2. Final Fantasy VIII - Liberi Fatali
3. Super Mario Bros. - Suite
4. Shenmue and Shenmue II - Sedge Tree
5. Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2 - Suite
6. Final Fantasy VII - Aeris's Theme
7. Sonic The Hedgehog - Suite
8. Metal Gear Solid - Main Theme
9. Kingdom Hearts - Suite

Intermission

10. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Suite
11. Final Fantasy Series - Swing de Chocobo
12. Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross - Suite
13. World of WarCraft - Suite
14. Silent Hill 2 - Theme of Laura
15. Halo - Suite
16. The Legend of Zelda - Suite
17. Final Fantasy VII - One-Winged Angel

Additional performances in Chicago, USA: Blue Dragon, Oblivion, Final Fantasy XII - Kiss Me Good-Bye, Final Fantasy VIII - Eyes on Me
Additional performances in Stockholm, Sweden: Chronicles of Riddick, Apidya
Additional performances in Detroit, USA: Shadow of the Colossus, Stella Deus
Additional performances in Philadelphia, USA: Prey, Blue Dragon
Additional performances in Vienna (Virginia), USA: Prey, Blue Dragon
Additional performances in Toronto, Canada: Castlevania, Daytona USA - Let's Go Away!, Prey, Oblivion, BLACK, Blue Dragon

School concerts "Heroes of Imagination" (2006)

Music Direction: Maestro Andy Brick
Conductor: Uwe Zimmermann
Orchestra: Neue Elbland Philharmonie
Venues: Theater Meißen, Stadthalle Riesa and Schloss Großenhain
Dates: January 25, 2006; January 26, 2006; January 27, 2006

Song listing (game and song title):

1. Super Mario Bros. - Medley
2. Final Fantasy VII - Aeris's Theme
3. Sonic The Hedgehog - Green Hill Zone
4. Merregnon Soundtrack - Volume 2 - Suite
5. Shenmue - Main Theme
6. Final Fantasy - Final Fantasy

Plus: Excerpts from "Peter and the Wolf".

Third Chamber Music Game Concert (2006)

Music Direction: Dr. Michael Köhler
Orchestra: Kammerphilharmonie Leipzig
Venue: Main Station Leipzig
Date: July 20, 2006

Song listing (game and song title):

1. StarFox - Main Theme
2. Super Mario Bros. - Medley
3. Donkey Kong Country - Medley
4. The Legend of Zelda - Suite

Second Chamber Music Game Concert (2006)

Music Direction: Dr. Michael Köhler
Orchestra: Kammerphilharmonie Leipzig
Presenter: Nintendo Germany
Venue: Festungskirche Ehrenbreitstein in Koblenz
Date: June 1, 2006

Song listing (game and song title):

1. StarFox - Main Theme
2. Super Mario Bros. - Medley
3. Nintendogs - Main Theme
4. Donkey Kong Country - Medley
5. The Legend of Zelda - Suite

First Chamber Music Game Concert (2005)

Music Direction: Maestro Andy Brick, Dr. Michael Köhler
Orchestra: Kammerphilharmonie Leipzig
Venue: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Augustusplatz
Date: July 13, 2005

Song listing (game and song title):

1. ActRaiser - Filmoa
2. Shenmue - Main Theme
3. Merregnon 2 - Enraged Phantoms
4. The Legend of Zelda - Medley
5. Turrican - The Great Bath
6. Metal Gear Solid - Main Theme
7. Final Fantasy - Main Theme

 
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