Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions

When I was a kid, my parents used to take me to watch theatre plays, operas and of course symphonic orchestra performances. I’ve heard my fair share of Bethoven, Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky. And during my high school days, I also played a fair share of their pieces as well, while being part of the school orchestra.

But ever since I came to Australia, I haven’t had the chance to go to anything of the sort. And the only time I’ve been inside the opera house, was when I went to watch a rock concert by Tenacious D.

This November, the Sydney Symphonic Orchestra is preforming a rather unusual set of songs. They can not be defined as classical music and they were not even originally written for an orchestra. These pieces are the OST (Original Sound Track) for the Pokemon games! The concert is called Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions and the orchestra performed a variety of soundtracks from all Pokemon generations 1-6. It was truly a beautiful experience to hear soundtracks that defined your childhood performed as a symphony.

And then hen at the end, after all 6 generations, the orchestra played the opening theme from the Pokemon anime – Gotta Catch ’em All! You wouldn’t believe how excited the audience was for this. I think this was the only time when signing was appropriate during a symphonic orchestra; even better, the conductor conducted us! Watch the video bellow and you will see what I mean! Truly amazing experience, and being there with friends made it just that much better.