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Symphony goes fantasy

Noted with interest that the Seattle Symphony in an attempt to reach out to a younger audience last weekend played selections from the score of Final Fantasy using composer Nobuo Uematsu’s soundtrack for the video game. And not only that, the performance was multi-media, with sequences from Final Fantasy projected onto a giant screen above the stage. Pandering? Man, I don’t think so. Who are the arbiters of taste who decide to play the old stuff, and pieces that are comprehensible only to the rare audience here or there? Play more adventurous music, and you might get me into Benaroya Hall to hear the symphony. Um, if anyone cares if I attend. Apparently though, the Seattle Symphony is starting to reach out. I say, go for it.


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