Whether video game, movie, or TV show, music plays an integral part in any visual experience. My husband loves to listen to listen to movie soundtracks when he writes – they help give him a real sense of adventure and peril to infuse into his fantasy-adventure novels. Capitalizing on all the exciting music out there, the Kansas City Symphony is hosting several concerts of interest to geeks over the next year. The individual concerts can be tricky to track down on their website, so I’ve gathered them for you here.
The Legend of Zelda Symphony
Saturday, March 26, 2016
“This performance features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise.”
Pixar in Concert
April 15-17, 2016
“With visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, including their latest release, “Monsters University,” Pixar in Concert with the Kansas City Symphony will delight kids of all ages.”
Harry Potter and the Magic of Music
Sunday, April 24, 2016
The website says, “At this time, for this concert, please call us,” so it’s unclear if the concert is no longer taking place, or tickets are sold out, or what the deal is.
Screenland at the Symphony: Phantom of the Opera
Thursday, October 27, 2016
“The entire movie is shown on the giant Helzberg Hall screen, with acclaimed organist Dorothy Papadakos providing the spooky soundtrack on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ.”
Screenland at the Symphony: Raiders of the Lost Ark
November 10th & 12th, 2016
“Relive the original, ultimate adventure, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” on the silver screen as your Kansas City Symphony performs John Williams’ epic score live.”
Screenland at the Symphony: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
February 2-4, 2017
“Experience “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” as never before, with the Kansas City Symphony performing John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score in sync with the full feature film projected on a huge HD screen.”
Bond and Beyond: 50 Years of 007
April 13-15, 2017
“Celebrate the world’s most famous spy with the music you know and love from ‘Casino Royale,’ ‘Goldfinger,’ ‘From Russia with Love,’ ‘Diamonds Are Forever,’ ‘Skyfall’ and more, plus tributes to other spies and detectives from around the world including music from ‘The Pink Panther,’ ‘Austin Powers’ and ‘Dick Tracy.'”
And look! KC Symphony loves KC’s geeks!
Have you attended any of the KC Symphony concerts with pop culture ties? How did you like them? Share your experience with other KC geeks with a comment below!