Are you a video game enthusiast with an appreciation for classical music? Then keep reading.
This spring, Cal State Northridge’s Media Composition and Studio Ensemble full orchestra will perform music from the wildly popular Mass Effect and Call of Duty franchises. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the concert will feature performances of Jack Wall’s jazz and swing numbers from Black Ops III as well as his scores for the Mass Effect and Call of Duty games. Audiences can also expect to hear several world premieres with a few surprises thrown in.
Wall is considered one of Hollywood’s leading composers, having created music for fantasy drama series like the CW’s Reign and NBC’s Emerald City; however, he’s most known for his contributions to Black Ops II and Black Ops III. The former of which received a Best Video Game Score Award at the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.
CSUN's Mike Curb College of Arts Media and Communication writes:
Continuing to raise the bar for emotional, performance-driven scores at the highest level, Wall’s repertoire encompasses a diverse range of musical styles and influences: from ethereal ambience, choral crescendos and heavy tribal orchestra to traditional Asian, Middle-Eastern, Eastern European instrumentation, futuristic electronic soundscapes and big band jazz recorded with the world’s top musicians.
The program will go down 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Soraya Great Hall - Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge, California. Tickets to the event are on sale now, with general admission going for $20, senior tickets for $17, and student tickets for $15. You can learn more about the event here.