(SPOT.ph) Classical music may seem like something only a few can enjoy, but the Manila Symphony Orchestra wants to prove otherwise. Their recent concert featured soundtracks from all-time favorite games and animes, and it looks like they're continuing to make classical music relatable with their upcoming edition of the Rush Hour Concert series. Soundtracks and Symphonies will feature theme songs from popular films and TV shows played live by the Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) on July 3, 7 p.m., at Ateneo de Manila University's Areté in Quezon City.
"A lot of [the younger generation] get intimidated by the idea of classical music," says Rona de Leon, Marketing Director of the Manila Symphony Orchestra Foundation in a phone call with SPOT.ph. "But we put a fresh twist to the pieces so they can relate," she says. Their announcement teases a lot of exciting renditions, from childhood favorites like Harry Potter, shows like Game of Thrones, to blockbuster franchises like Avengers and Star Wars.
This concert series was first done in partnership with the Ayala Museum, where it used to be held before they closed for renovations. It was mounted to give professionals in Makati a better way to spend their time while waiting for the rush hour to pass.
Rush Hour Concert: Soundtracks and Symphonies is on July 3, 7 p.m. at the Hyundai Hall, Areté, University Road, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Tickets, priced at P350 and P500, are available at the Areté Ticket Counter.
Main image from the Manila Symphony Orchestra Facebook Page.