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No Tune Unturned: Symphony of the Goddesses

Critical Gamer's Stephen K writes: I had already walked the too-luxurious-for-my-battered- sneakers carpet of Jones Hall four times before, mostly due to the blissful days when Tommy Tallarico would stop by to say hello with Video Games Live. The sound of an orchestra warming up always sends a special thrill of excitement down my spine, and I’d say the Houston Symphony trumps even the PS3 boot-up screen. Sitting in the very front row meant craning my neck to see over the five-foot stage, but it’s hard to complain when you can count the violin strings from your seat. Even closer was conductor Eimear Noone, an Irish musician who has orchestrated the likes of World of Warcraft and Starcraft II. She and Jeron Moore (producer for both Symphony of the Goddesses and Play! A Video Game Symphony) did a superb job running a show that practically glows with genuine respect for the source material. Despite a large screen and some colourful lighting, there was a complete absence of brazen firewor...

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