"Passion" -Anime and Video game music jumps off the screen December 16th at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. (3pm and 7:30pm)
From the producers of the wildly popular "A Night In Fantasia", comes "Passion", a smaller more intimate concert series that also brings to life the memorable themes of Anime and Video Games. With performances scheduled in Melbourne and Singapore this summer Passion makes its Sydney stop on December, 16th for 2 performances (3pm and 7:30) in Verbrugghen Hall, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Passion features unique and innovative arrangements from classic games such as Final Fantasy XII, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, and even Super Mario Bros along with music from some of the most loved Japanese and American animated movies of all time.
Passion' is performed by a small ensemble of Sydney's top young musicians and features two outstanding and award winning violinists Ayako Ishikawa and Hiroaki Yura's. They are backed by a vibrant and accomplished supporting cast, consisting of Natalia Raspopova (piano), Zane Banks (guitar) and Josh Hill (percussion). As an added bonus in attendance will be two of the most respected and renowned game composers of today, Yasunore Mitusda (Chrono Series, Xenogears) and Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy tactics and Final Fantasy XII). Mitsuda will delight the crowd by playing bouzouki on a select number of titles, and fans will be able to take part in a meet and greet with both composers after the performance.
For the last 3 years the Eminence Orchestra has been changing the perception of live symphonic music in Australia by performing material written for the gaming generation. Past shows have included "A Night in Fantasia", which involves the full orchestra, and has become the most anticipated event of the year from Eminence Orchestra. With the rapid increase of technology, gaming music no longer consists of simple bleeps and chirps, as traditionally trained composers are being used to provide the backing for today's biggest gaming titles. Like the music of Broadway and classic movies of the past, gaming and anime tunes have become the sound tracks of this generation. People young and old will enjoy this unique and entertaining experience, all while helping to support local independent musicians.
Date/Time: 16th Dec 2006, 3:00pm / 7:30pm
Venue: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie St, Sydney 2000 NSW