Gaming tunes go classical

Conductor Eimear Noone says the Video Games Classics programme is to prove that video game music has come of age.
Conductor Eimear Noone says the Video Games Classics programme is to prove that video game music has come of age.PHOTO: STEVE HUMPHREYS

Irish conductor Eimear Noone will lead the SSO in a repertoire of video game soundtracks

While playing video games in the 1980s, Irish conductor Eimear Noone, 41, wondered what the catchy themes of Nintendo games would sound like when played by a full orchestra.

She unites her love of classical music with game soundtracks in the Video Games Classics concert played by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) at the Esplanade Concert Hall tomorrow.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2019, with the headline 'Gaming tunes go classical'. Print Edition | Subscribe