EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCLUDES SEASON WITH APPEARENCE BY VIDEO GAMING COMPOSER

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Roger Kalia, concludes the season with guest conductor and video gaming composer, Austin Wintory, for a one hour in-person and livestream performance of “Fantasy Night at the Phil” at the Victory Theatre Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

Come dressed as your favorite fantasy character and join us for an exhilarating evening of music from your favorite fantasy movies, tv shows, and video games.

The EPO will perform music from movies such as “Quidditch” and “Hedwig’s Flight” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and “Imperial March” from Star Wars as well as music from the hit television series Game of Thrones with “Main Theme” and “Main Title” from The Mandalorian. The program also includes video gaming music, Super Mario Bros. Medley and The Legend of Zelda Medley. We are honored to have Austin Wintory take the Victory Theatre stage to conduct his award-winning soundtrack Suite from Journey of the popular PlayStation3 video game.

Austin studied at NYU and USC with composers Morten Lauridsen, Charles Fussell, and Erica Muhl. Never satisfied with working in a single medium, Austin has worked in the concert world, film music, video games, and miscellaneous others.

In March 2012, the PlayStation3 game Journey was released and instantly became Sony’s fastest-selling PlayStation title. The Journey soundtrack album debuted on the Billboard charts higher than any original score in gaming history and more history was made when it was announced that Journey had become the first-ever Grammy-nominated videogame score. The score subsequently won an Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences D.I.C.E. award, two British Academy Awards, a Spike TV VGA, and IGN’s “Overall Music of the Year,” five G.A.N.G. Awards and host of others.

Austin has also scored nearly 50 feature films, and his first major film score, for the Sundance Film Festival-winning film Captain Abu Raed, was shortlisted for the 2009 Academy Awards for Best Original Score by the LA Times.

Passionate about education, Austin is a regular public speaker at schools and events around the world, in addition to pre-concert talks and workshops. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Education Through Music – Los Angeles, as well as the Board of Directors for the Society of Composers and Lyricists.

Purchase in-person or livestream tickets at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org or call the EPO Ticket Office at (812) 425-5050, Ext 300. For questions and purchases, the box office is available between 10 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Bar Louie (7700 Eagle Crest Blvd) will offer Fantasy Night at the Phil concert ticket holders a free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée during their business hours on Saturday, May 1.