For the first time in the Uk we had the themes from all the Pokemon games from the the first Red and Blue generation to the newest X and Y. Performed by the acclaimed Royal Philharmonic concert orchestra and conducted by Susie Benchasil Seiter.
All brought to us by the creative team behind The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert tour have joined forces with The Pokémon Company for a follow-up centered around one of the most popular game series in the world to the Hammersmith Eventium on the 20th December.
There were lots of attendees cosplaying as Pikachu, Pokemon trainers (including myself) showing their love for the series. The merch stall was bombarded by queues to get a t-shirt for £20 and poster £15. If you bought the poster you got to get it signed by the composer and some members of the orchestra.
Some of the themes played are from the games listed:
- Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
- Pokémon Yellow
- Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
- Pokémon Crystal
- Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
- Pokémon Emerald
- Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
- Pokémon Platinum
- Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
- Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
The highlight was the sing-a-long for the Pokemon opening to the first anime series, sadly a lot of the audience didn’t know the second verse but the loud singing when the chorus came. Alot of my friends came than I expected, they were in the closet but at the end of the day it was apart of my generations childhood and I talk about Pokemon with pride in regards t watching it on TV and playing all the games.
A great event to enjoy for gamers and also people who appreciate the games and great orchestra music. I have attended the Zelda concert and not being the biggest fan but walking out in utter awe for the talent of musicians capturing the magic of the games. This concert was nostagic and emotionally moving, the feels achieved by the ending themes and footage edited together were wonderful.
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