Classic FM, the UK's specialist classical music radio station, is teaming up with PlayStation to bring to life an orchestral concert in celebration of video game music.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, the event, known as PlayStation in Concert, will feature music from across PlayStation's history, including PSone, PS2, PS3, and PS4 titles. Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of London Choir, the concert is set to include music from the Uncharted series, The Last of Us, The Last Guardian, Horizon: Zero Dawn, LittleBigPlanet, and many more.
Jessica Curry, the Everybody's Gone to the Rapture composer, will host PlayStation in concert. She's one of the UK's most famed game composers, and presents a show on Classic FM entitled High Score, featuring the best orchestral game music.
Classic FM's Managing Director, Sam Jackson, is very excited about the concert, as well as the increased interest in classical music from young people: "The success of our two series of High Score, and the fact that over half a million under-25-year-olds now listen to Classic FM every week, is proof of a growing younger audience for classical music in the UK. We're really pleased to be partnering with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and PlayStation on this, the first event of its kind, which promises to be an exciting night of world-class music."
PlayStation in Concert takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on 30th May 2018, and tickets are available now. Will you be attending the show? Are you pleased to see game music being recognised in this way? Hum your favourite tune in the comments below.