Wing Commander Music Coming to Live Orchestra! (April 25, 2010)

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator

Here's some news that certainly rates a solid 11 out of 10 on the Awesome Meter! Veteran composer George Oldziey is working his tail off to bring the music of Wing Commander to the live orchestra. Although there are many details yet to work out, the target is to perform an arrangement of classic Wing Commander 3 & 4 sometime next year in Austin. We can't wait! Check out CIC Music or our Infoburst Interview with Mr. Oldziey to tide you over in the mean time.

Greetings all. Just wanted to let you know that, after some discussions with the maestro of our beloved Austin Symphony Orchestra, music from Wing Commander 3 and 4 will be performed live by the orchestra in a concert, date to be determined, but probably late next year. I know that's a long way off, but it will give me time to actually orchestrate the music, which has never been done before.

Needless to say I'm really excited about this opportunity, which I feel has been a long time coming. Right now my plan is to make a "medley" of sorts of the Intro to Wing 4 segueing into the "Last Mission to Kilrah", which is basically the main theme for Wing 3.

I'll update you as things progress. Also, if you know of other professional orchestras out there that also might want perform the music let me know. The more the merrier!

Cheers to all!

George Oldziey




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Original update published on April 25, 2010
 
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ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Between stuff like this and George Sanger getting Wing One out the door after many years, I'm very very impressed by the dedication of the Wing Commander musicians. WC is just one of numerous successful projects that they've been involved in, but they keep coming back with surprises for us Wingnuts.
 

AD

Finder of things, Doer of stuff
This has to be some of the most awesome news I've had the pleasure of reading since Arena came out. Either they better make this into MP3s or I'll have to start saving now to make it to somewhere with a symphony willing to play it.
 

Wedge009

Rogue Leader
Aww, heck, this is awesome! Texas, here I come! :)

Failing that, some recordings would be awesome too.
 
I second that! I'm not wild about the medley-idea - depends on the length of the fragments, I guess - but it's an exciting trend. I wonder when they'll give Myst a thorough airing out in the concert hall?
 

TCS-Concordia

Rear Admiral
I think the music from WCII would sound totally awesome too. Man I hope he gets the sheet music published. It'd be an awesome collectible to then try to get an autographed copy!
 

ZFGokuSSJ1

Rear Admiral
This is going to be the best thing ever.

Late next year... definitely time to save money. REALLY considering going.
 

gevatter Lars

Vice Admiral
Make sure to record a CD, DVD, whatever but make sure its recorded in some good quality. I doubt that I will have the chance or money to go there but I would definitly buy a CD.
 
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