UMD Gamer Symphony Orchestra Concert

Hey everybrony, as some of you may know, I (Ethan R [Silent Sky]) am in an orchestra at the University of Maryland called the Gamer Symphony Orchestra. We do live orchestral performances of well-known video game music at a free concert every semester, and it's coming to that time of year again.

On Saturday May 4th, at 2pm, we will be having our spring concert, and we'll be playing lots of your favorite video game music. I'd like to invite all of you to come and enjoy yourselves, the concert takes place inside the Dekelboum Concert Hall at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the UMD campus in College Park. Admission is free, and the music is good!

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  • Prism

    I legitimately flipped all of my shits when I herd that for the Encore they were doing a Shadow of the Colossus Medley.... right after I had just written down in the "What would you like to see in the future" section EXACTLY THAT!
    It was like they read my MIND!!!!
    I came for the Journey music, but left with so much more than I had ever expected.
    I can easily say that I was audibly satisfied and left with ear drums full of pure justice.

    2 · May 13, 2013

    • Prism

      Also, Rocky Horror Picture Show is buckin' weird.

      1 · May 13, 2013

    • Douglas Eber (Daring D.

      I'm really glad you enjoyed it, it means a lot to all of us to hear stories like this! :3

      1 · May 13, 2013

  • Twîlight S.

    That was awful. Nobody shouted FUS RO DAH like they did in the Skyrim trailer. Never going to another GSO concert ever again.

    Kidding of course! You guys were just as amazing as I remembered!

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Spicermedic

    It was fantastic y'all!!! I first thought it was just going to be like 10 or 15 musicians; didn't know it was an actual orchestra! Y'all were amazing!!! Thanks for inviting us!

    3 · May 6, 2013

    • Ethan R (Silent S.

      DAT ORCHESTRA. Yeah GSO has grown quite a bit over the years. I'm really glad you enjoyed it so much.

      1 · May 6, 2013

    • Douglas Eber (Daring D.

      ABSOLutely! We'll make sure to get another Meetup going for December, when the next concert is!

      1 · May 6, 2013

  • Eric Rose (.

    Great concert, just needs some more fine-tuning (curse you, rushing string section). Loved the surprise SotC encore

    May 5, 2013

  • ThunderDork

    I almost fliped out when I heard them doing the DK 64 medley. That was one of my favorite game when I was younger. It was also alot of fun hanging out with you guys.

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • AppleJack

    ZOMGFLUFFLEPUFF! IT WAS SOO AWESOME /)^3^(\

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Justin (.

    Really great performance; loved the Skyrim arrangement. Hanging out with you guys afterward was awesome.

    3 · May 5, 2013

  • John Locke (Rolling W.

    Why can't I give this meetup 6 stars???

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Christian H.

    Yeah lol I was planning on going but I actually woke up right at 1:30 and yeah

    May 4, 2013

  • Stargazer

    Hope these buses don't take to long for another to arrive heh. Be there ASAP!

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well sorry guys, I'm changing to a no. I had a 6-day work week and am all people'd out. Have fun though, they're great to watch!

    May 4, 2013

  • Bill C

    I may be a bit late, it mostly depends on how distracted I get at a comic book store or two before metroing over.

    May 4, 2013

  • Nicole (.

    I think we should meet out front before it starts so we can all go in together. maybe between 1-1:30ish?

    May 1, 2013

    • Tomo (Ken P.

      Out in front? Can do.

      May 4, 2013

    • Eric Rose (.

      now to figure out how to drive there from Ellicott City... this is going to be a "fun" drive

      May 4, 2013

  • Prism

    Anypony going past Columbia, Mareland and content with having two tagalong party members?
    As per usual, I won't be adverse to paying with money or drawings for 'said service.

    May 2, 2013

    • Prism

      Righto, THE TRANSIT IT IS!

      May 4, 2013

    • Jason L

      Fast travel!

      1 · May 4, 2013

  • John Locke (Rolling W.

    I'll be coming on the Metrobus route C8, (when it's heading towards College Park.) Where should I get off the bus?

    My choices are: Campus Dr. & one of these cross streets: Presidential Dr., Preinkert Dr., Library La., or Regents Dr.

    May 4, 2013

    • Ethan R (Silent S.

      Get off at Presidential Dr. That'll put you closest to the concert hall.

      May 4, 2013

  • Ethan R (Silent S.

    Anyone interested, there is a Rocky Horror picture show staged and screened at midnight in the Hoff theater on the UMD campus, ten hours after the concert.

    2 · May 3, 2013

  • MadOcean (Karl L.

    Will a Xbox be there

    April 25, 2013

  • Steph (.

    i guess this is my last meetup for a long ass time lol

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay so I would really like to go to the video game music concert with you guys, it sounds awesome! I will need a little bit of help to get around if I am able to go (I don't have a car) I will arrive by greyhound at 1:05 pm on Saturday. I can leave at 3:20 pm Saturday (probably not enough time to see the concert and get back to the station). I could also leave at 12:10 am (just after midnight Sunday morning) or 11:20 am Sunday.

    I hope that I get to meet you guys, because you all are awesome! Brohoof /)

    1 · April 28, 2013

    • Prism

      Don't really know what ye lookin fer in terms of help.... but.... I do hope it works out fer ya and look forward ta meetin' wit ya there!

      May 2, 2013

    • Spicermedic

      Neil, where do you live? I might be able to pick you up if it's on the way and get you back home.

      May 2, 2013

  • Douglas Eber (Daring D.

    Performing as a bassoon/contrabassoonist. :3
    GET PUMPED FOR SATURDAY.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Bass Hooves (Chase G.

    Can u get there by metro

    April 29, 2013

    • Jason L

      Yes; Green line to College Park. Then you can take the free Shuttle UM from the station to the student union, which is about a 5-10 minute walk from the performing arts center.

      April 29, 2013

  • Christian H.

    I think I heard of you guys when I went to Video Games Live last year. This and the fact that this is free mean I'm going.

    2 · April 29, 2013

  • Eric Rose (.

    Orchestrated game music on a day I don't work? Free? Relatively close by? I AM SO THERE!

    2 · April 28, 2013

  • Aeta

    Sadly, I do not believe that I will be able to make it :(

    April 28, 2013

  • Mike

    I only do classicrock/classic metal concerts.

    April 26, 2013

  • Kate M.

    I'll be out of town that weekend for my brother's college graduation. Sorry :(

    April 23, 2013

  • ThunderDork

    Heck yeah. I usually go to this thing anyway!!! Now I get to hang out with some bronies!!!

    2 · April 22, 2013

  • Steph (.

    no promises.. i might come

    April 22, 2013

  • Prism

    Free admission?? TO ORCHESTRATED GLAME MUSIC?!?!?!
    BUCK YEAH I'D GO!!!!

    2 · April 18, 2013

  • Ethan R (Silent S.

    Free Q&A session with one of the composers the day before, all are welcome.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/438895529534615/

    April 17, 2013

  • Jason L

    Performing as a Clarinetist.

    2 · April 13, 2013

  • Spicermedic

    I love listening to orchestras!

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Must suppress the instinct to hum along... I'm excited to see you guys again! ^_^

    April 11, 2013

  • Douglas Eber (Daring D.

    Come watch some of your friendly NEIGHborhood bronies play some rad music!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Nicole (.

    yay ^_^

    April 10, 2013

  • David M.

    Gotta see what my schedule is. But I'd certainly love to go!

    April 10, 2013

  • Nicole (.

    i shall see but probably

    April 10, 2013

  • flutterpie

    I think i can!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • AppleJack

    HELL YES I'LL GO

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Twîlight S.

    Haven't seen GSO perform in ages! (mostly due to meetups...) Definitely not going to miss this one!

    2 · April 10, 2013

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