PlayStation in Concert is an upcoming event, in which the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform music from various PlayStation games throughout all four generations of the console. Some of the games that will be featured include Uncharted, Shadow of the Colossus, Horizon Zero Dawn, and more.
Music from video games has been getting more and more recognition as a legitimate art form of its own. And, for good reason. The music has been one of defining characteristics of games since the 8-bit era. Of course, it also evolved along with video games, from little bleeps and bloops to fully-orchestrated symphonic suites. It’s been quite the journey from the Mario theme to the epic score of, say, Skyrim. And, as a result of the growing recognition, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Sony have organized the world premiere of the PlayStation in Concert event, which will take place in Royal Albert Hall in London on May 30th.
As for the nature of the event, the name really does say it all. The concert will pay tribute to the music from famous PlayStation games “from the past 20 years”. In other words, they will cover all four PlayStation generations, from the good old original to the PlayStation 4. Some of the games whose music will make an appearance include Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian. Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and Horizon Zero Dawn, to name but a few. I certainly hope that the Soul Reaver theme will be a part of the show. I would love to hear that played by a full symphonic orchestra.
Anyway, PlayStation in Concert is also going to feature a “spectacular light display” to set the mood. Last, but not least, Jessica Curry will be the presenter of the event. She is a presenter of the radio show High Score, which highlights video game music. If you happen to be in London at the end of the month, and you’re interested in the event, there are still tickets available as of writing this article.