Game Music Festival: The Symphony of the Spirits
Leap into the mystical world of platformer games from the Ori series with the warm, organic music of Gareth Coker, performed tonight by the Philharmonia.
The Philharmonia Orchestra is joined by Hertfordshire Chorus and woodwind soloist Kristin Naigus, who performed all of Ori’s specialist woodwinds in the original soundtrack.
The flawless mechanics and visual design of Ori and the Blind Forest made it a memorable game, but the music composed by Gareth Coker was just as crucial.
His subtle melodies and lyrical themes created a lush soundtrack, and he did the same for the sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
Both of these soundtracks form the musical material of The Symphony of the Spirits, the second concert of Game Music Festival 2022.
Maestro Robert Kurdybacha is no stranger to the music of video games, both as a conductor and arranger. He is an experienced academic tutor who wrote several fan-favorite symphonies for the previous festivals.
Gareth Coker is an Ivor Novello Award winner and BAFTA-nominated composer, and is coming to the Southbank Centre for this very special occasion.
- Philharmonia Orchestra
- Robert Kurdybacha conductor
- Kristin Naigus woodwind
- Kate Hughes soprano
- Hertfordshire Chorus
- Gareth Coker: Suite, Ori and the Blind Forest arr. Robert Kurdybacha
- Gareth Coker: Suite, Ori and the Will of the Wisps arr. Robert Kurdybacha
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VIP tickets are £95, and include a post-show meet and greet session with Gareth Coker, composer of the Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps Suites.
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