WSJ Notes Colorado Symphony’s Play For Gaming Crowd

October 13, 2015

Orchestras may have found their master sword. 

Facing slumping ticket sales, some orchestras, including the Colorado Symphony, have found success catering to a younger crowd by playing music from videogames.

“You can no longer just sit there and play Beethoven,” Andrew Litton, music director of the Colorado Symphony and the New York City Ballet Orchestra, told the Wall Street Journal. 

The symphony started playing videogame themes as part of its geek series in 2012, the paper reports. This year's series include music from Star Wars, Back To The Future and a pre-Comic Con event. 

Here's a video from the symphony's "Video Games Live!" concert at Red Rocks from over the summer: