On October 7, the <a href="https://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/46594" target="_blank">Video Game Orchestra</a> will perform 'rockestral' adaptations of popular video game music at Boston's Symphony Hall. The concert will be performed by full orchestra and rock band, and will feature four special guests: Yoko Shimomura, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Noriyuki Iwadare, and Kinuyo Yamashita.
The set listings span classics such as <i>Street Fighter II, Chronos,</i> and <i>Castlevania</i> through to modern favourites like <i>God of War, Kingdom Hearts,</i> and <i>Snake Eater</i>. Special items include a suite dedicated to <i>Final Fantasy VII</i>, an exclusive 15 minute arrangement of <i>Grandia</i> by Iwadare himself, and a medley featuring favourites from Sakimoto. In full, they are:
Street Fighter II
God of War
Metal Gear Solid ~ Snake Eater
Chrono Trigger ~ Chrono Cross
Final Fantasy VII Suite
There is an ongoing but struggling <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vgo/video-game-orchestra-live-at-symphony-hall-album" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> campaign to make an album release featuring live recordings of a selection of these tracks. The digital and physical releases will both feature the following tracks, though an unannounced encore may be included in the latter: