“rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes”—the spiritual successor to one of the most acclaimed concerts to ever hit the stage, “Play! A Video Game Symphony”—is an exciting new concert series that celebrates the artistic side of video games and features music depicting memorable moments from some of the most popular and beloved video games of all time, including Journey, The Elder Scrolls, Halo, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, and more. The captivating show will make its Canadian debut at Toronto’s Sony Centre on September 6 and give concert goers an experience that will leave them screaming for more. Jason Michael Paul Productions, which is producing the concert tour, recently presented two sold out shows—“Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” and “Second Quest”—at Sony Centre. The production company’s return with “rePLAY” promises to take the nexus of video games and music to the next level.
Games, games, games! The event will highlight scores representing some of the best music that games have to offer, from PC to Console, Indie to AAA, and Classic to Modern. There is an all new arrangement of music from “BioShock” created specifically for “rePLAY” in collaboration with the music’s original composer, Garry Schyman, known for his award-winning work in American film, television, and video game music. The Chinese Room’s hit indie game title “Dear Esther” also plays a large part in the show, featuring music from renowned composer Jessica Curry, narration by actor Nigel Carrington, and HD video from the game. Additionally, guests will relish in a new arrangement of “The Turret Opera” from “Portal 2,” which was created with the help of Valve’s resident composer, Mike Morasky.
The “rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes” live concert experience places the beautiful music of games in a whole new context, taking the audience on an extraordinary hero’s journey. The music of “rePLAY” serves as a focal point to displaying the incredible worlds that are created for these games, and highlights the art, animation, visual fidelity, and technical feats that make the medium so compelling across the globe. Additionally, new HD visuals have been created for each piece in the show. A powerful concert for the entire family, gamer and non-gamer alike, “rePLAY” is an unforgettable experience.
rePLAY Program with Song Titles*
Show Opening – The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (Main Theme)
Chapter 01 – Journey (Nascence and The Call)
Chapter 02 – Mass Effect (Suicide Mission)
Chapter 03 – Guild Wars 2 (Medley)
Chapter 04 – BioShock (Cohen’s Scherzo No. 7 and Main Theme)
Chapter 05 – Lair (Elegy)
Chapter 06 – God of War (Ascension Main Theme)
Chapter 07 – Dragon Age (I Am the One)
Chapter 08 – Portal 2 (Turret Opera)
=== Intermission ===
Chapter 09 – Metal Gear Solid (Metal Gear Saga)
Chapter 10 – Chrono Trigger / Chrono Cross (Medley)
Chapter 11 – Final Fantasy (Liberi Fatali)
Chapter 12 – World of Warcraft (Medley)
Chapter 13 – Castlevania (Medley)
Chapter 14 – Shadow of the Colossus (Medley)
Chapter 15 – Kingdom Hearts (Medley)
Chapter 16 – Halo (Medley)
Narrations – Dear Esther (Every piece from the soundtrack!)