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  1. The Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland will be having its annual fall concert on December 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at UMD! Our repertoire of orchestral video game arrangements for this performance includes Megaman, Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Sam and Max and more! The event is free and family friendly. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

    The GSO is the first collegiate-level ensemble to dedicate itself exclusively to the playing of music from video games. Comprised of over 120 members, including 30 singers, the GSO seeks to use video game music as an educational tool.

    More information, including recordings from previous concerts, can be found on our website: http://umd.gamersymphony.org.

    The GSO also has a presence on OCRemix! Check out our page to hear our renditions on Portal's "Still Alive" and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's "Hyrulian Highlands."


  2. The Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland will be having its annual fall concert on December 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at UMD! Our repertoire for this season includes themes from The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger and more! As always, the event is free and family friendly. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

    The GSO is the first collegiate-level ensemble to dedicate itself exclusively to the playing of music from video games. Comprised of over 120 members, including 30 singers, the GSO seeks to use video game music as an educational tool. We have played to packed houses two years in a row at the university's largest performing arts venue, the 1,100-seat Dekelboum Concert Hall, and to over 1,000 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of their Art of Video Games exhibit.

    More information, including recordings from previous concerts, can be found on our website: http://umd.gamersymphony.org.

    The GSO also has a presence on OCRemix! Check out our page to hear our renditions on Portal's "Still Alive" and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's "Hyrulian Highlands."


  3. Once again, it’s time for the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland to hold their spring concert! Comprised of about 120 members, including a 30 piece chorus, the GSO is the first collegiate-level ensemble to dedicate itself exclusively to playing the soundtracks of video games, both new and old, and using this music as an educational tool to draw in newer, younger audiences to orchestral concerts. We’re pretty much like Video Games Live!, except with fewer flashy lights and more college students.

    Our concert will take place on April 29th at 3 p.m. at the Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., as part of “The Art of Video Games Exhibition.” The concert will be free and appropriate for all ages. You can expect to hear your favorite themes from “Kingdom Hearts”, “Sonic the Hedgehog”, “The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker” (which can be heard here on OCRemix: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02086/) and more!

    To get the museum, simply take either the red, green or yellow Metro line to Gallery Place-Chinatown. The museum is just outside the station exit.

    For more information about the ensemble, or to listen to recordings of previous concerts, visit our website at http://umd.gamersymphony.org. We look forward to seeing you at the concert!


  4. It's that time of year again! The University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra (GSO) will soon be holding its annual fall concert! As usual, we've got great things in store and plenty of brand new arrangements for your listening enjoyment, including themes from "Pokemon", "Kingdom Hearts" and "Shadow of the Colossus".

    For those who don't know, the GSO is an entirely student-run ensemble of more than 120 musicians, including a 30 piece chorus. We are the first collegiate level ensemble to draw our repertoire exclusively from the soundtracks of video games. The GSO seeks to establish video game music as a serious art form, as well as bring newer and younger audiences to orchestral performances. All of our music is arranged in-house, some of which can be heard here on OC Remix.

    The concert will be held on December 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. in Dekelboum Hall, Clarice Smith Center at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. We have a reputation of filling the the 1,170 seat concert hall, so be sure to get there early! Admission is free, though donations are recommended, and the concert is appropriate for all ages.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Want more information or hear recordings of past concerts? Visit us at http://umd.gamersymphony.org.

    You can also RSVP to our Facebook event here: http://tinyurl.com/c7toshb

    Or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/gamersymphony


  5. It's that time of year again! The University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra (GSO) will be holding our spring concert, which also happens to be our fifth anniversary! We've got plenty of surprises in store, so this concert is not the one to miss.

    For those who don't know, the GSO is an entirely student-run ensemble of more than 120 musicians, including a 40 piece chorus. We are the first collegiate level ensemble to draw our repertoire exclusively from the soundtracks of video games. The GSO seeks to establish video game music as a serious art form, as well as bring newer and younger audiences to orchestral performances. All of our music is arranged in-house, some of which can be heard here on OC Remix.

    The concert will be held on May 7th, 2011 at 3 p.m. in Dekelboum Hall, Clarice Smith Center at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. At our last concert, we literally overfilled the 1,170 seat concert hall, so be sure to get there early!

    In addition, joining us on stage will be guest performer and video game composer MARK CROMER of Big Huge Games! Also confirmed to be in attendance will be the composer of such classics as GoldenEye 007, Donkey Kong 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, GRANT KIRKHOPE.

    Want more information or hear recordings of past concerts? Visit us at http://umd.gamersymphony.org.

    You can also RSVP to our Facebook event here: http://tinyurl.com/3tf5bvc


  6. The University of Maryland’s Gamer Symphony Orchestra, the country’s premiere collegiate ensemble dedicated to playing video game music, will preview its fifth anniversary concert with a performance on April 3. This sneak-peek will be held in the Dekelboum Concert Hall at the university’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The full spring concert will be in Dekelboum at 3 p.m. on May 7. Both performances are free and family friendly.

    The preview is being made possible by a gracious partnership with the UM Wind Ensemble. The Wind Ensemble will welcome GSO to the stage at the conclusion of their 3 p.m. performance of works by Persichetti, Schuman, Bernstein and others.

    For more information and links to video and audio recordings, please contact GSO President Rob Garner or visit GSO’s website: http://umd.gamersymphony.org/. For more information on the UM Wind Ensemble performance, please visit: http://t.co/oN8g3Ee.

    We hope to see you there!


  7. Yes, the GSO will soon be holding its fifth annual fall concert! For those of you who have not heard of us, we are a student-run ensemble of 120 members (including a 40 member chorus) based at the University of Maryland, College Park, that plays exclusively video game music. All of our music is arranged in-house; in fact, a couple of our arrangements -- "Still Alive" from Portal and "Hyrulian Highlands" from the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker -- are available on OCRemix.

    If you're fortunate enough to be located in the D.C. area, the concert will be held on December 11th at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on campus. As always, admission is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend. If you're not fortunate enough to be located in the D.C. area, find a friend with a car. Or a chocobo.

    If you want more information about us or want to hear recordings from previous performances, please visit our website at http://umd.gamersymphony.org. You can also follow us on Twitter or RSVP to the concert on Facebook to show the world how awesome you are.

    Thanks, guys!


  8. Come see the University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra perform at their fifth annual spring concert, live at the Dekelboum Concert Hall in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center!

    The GSO is an entirely student-run group with more than 100 musicians, including a 30 piece chorus. We play only music from popular videogames, including "Kingdom Hearts", "Halo", and several selections from the "Final Fantasy" series. In fact, you can hear our rendition of "Still Alive" from Portal here on OCRemix! At the concert, you can expect to hear your favorites from "Katamari Damacy", "The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker", "Super Mario Galaxy", and more. The concert is family friendly, so all ages are welcome to attend.

    Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 3:00pm

    Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

    University of Maryland, College Park

    This event is FREE!

    *estimated end time is 5:30pm

    For more information about our group, driving and parking directions, and to hear past concert recordings, please visit our website at www.umd.gamersymphony.org