Fresno Pacific University Symphonic Band brings video game music from the screen to the mainstream

Video games are the way to the millennial heart—witness that gaming is today a bigger business than movies and recorded music combined—so why not a concert of video game music?

Plus, it’s fun for the 60-plus members of the FPU Symphonic Band, who will be playing the gig at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Butler Church, 4884 E. Butler Ave., Fresno. “We have had such a busy year that I really wanted to give the kids something enjoyable to perform for our final concert,” said Erik Leung, D.M.A., conductor of the band and assistant professor and program director of music.

“Video game music has become so ingrained in our culture and the music from these games so popular, it seemed like a great thing for us to do in order to engage our community-at-large,” he said. Contact Erik at erik.leung@fresno.edu or 559-453-2029 for more information.

The concert will include music from:

Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Mii Theme
Minecraft
Pokemon
The World of Warcraft
Halo
Civilization
Final Fantasy VII
Myst III
Bounty Hunter
Kingdom Hearts