Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Performing Its First-Ever Video Game Music Concert, "Heroes"

"Heroes: A Video Game Symphony" will feature music from games like "Final Fantasy," "The Elder Scrolls" and more.

Aug 18, 2023 at 4:07 pm
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Heroes: A Video Game Symphony

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra is leveling up with its first-ever video game music concert this September.

The world tour of “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” will come to Music Hall Sept. 16-17. Featuring iconic and fan-favorite game music from franchises like "Final Fantasy," "The Elder Scrolls," "Fallout," "Halo" and more, the concert will be performed by a 70-piece orchestra joined by a choir to perform new arrangements, and it will be narrated by BAFTA award winner Nigel Carrington from the video game “Dear Esther.”

“We are thrilled to bring the ‘Heroes’ concert series to Atlanta and Cincinnati, especially as it is the Cincinnati Pops first ever video game music experience,” “Heroes” producer and creator Jason Michael Paul said in a press release. “Fans of these games and the music are everywhere, and the narrative of the Hero is sure to give them a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Paul, who has produced over 300 video game music concerts since 2004, says he envisioned “Heroes” to take the audience on the classic hero’s journey, a narrative framework found in many games, films and books.

“Each stage in the monomyth is a chapter in our story, and each game/musical selection was chosen primarily for its suitability in the chapter where it is featured. Everyone’s story is the story of a hero, told through the amazing worlds of other heroes, in an unforgettable experience that is not to be missed,” reads the release.

Tickets for “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” are $25 for adults and $15 for youth with the purchase of an adult ticket. They’re on sale now at cincinnatisymphony.org.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. More info: heroes-symphony.com.


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