Live music producer Senbla has partnered with Bethesda to create what is to be the first orchestral concert that plays the music in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The event, which is called “Skyrim in Concert” will be held at the London Palladium on November 16. The goal of the concert is to celebrate the upcoming launch of the highly anticipated remaster of Skyrim, which is set to be released for the PS4 and Xbox One at the end of October.
Those attending “Skyrim in Concert” will hear the songs that composer Jeremy Soule wrote for the original Skyrim, an RPG released in 2011. There will also be “brand new arrangements.” The music will be performed by the Winterhold Philhormonic Orchestra and Choir. Be ready to hear songs like “Far Horizons,” “The Streets of Whiterun,” and it wouldn’t be a Skyrim concert without the main “Dragonborn” theme.
The tickets will go on sale on October 4 via Ticketmaster UK. Starting at 10 am local time, you can buy tickets for £76.50, £56.50, £46.50, £36.50, £26.50.
The remaster of Skyrim will be called the Special Edition. It launches on October 28 for PS4 and Xbox One. The Special Edition has a number of new visual effects, including godrays, new snow shaders, and more. The following video will allow you to compare the original and the Special Edition.
The Special Edition will allow for PC mods for the Xbox One but the mods won’t be available for the PS4, much like the mods for Fallout 4.
Fans originally had concerns that Skyrim was getting the remaster while Oblivion isn’t. Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines explains in an interview with Gamespot that a remaster of Oblivion would be of better use for a brand new game:
Oblivion is 10 years old, so the amount of work for that engine and that tech to bring it and remaster it and do all the things we wanted to do was significant. It’s not impossible, but it was mountainous. It was either like, go make an entire new game or do Skyrim.
Best Buy announced that a $75 Dragonborn bundle will come with the Special Edition and a Dovahkiin mask.
Although the concert was “confirmed” Soule says that he has never been contacted about a concert for the music of Skyrim nor has he partnered with Senbla to make a concert.
For the record, this concert has nothing to do with me, nor are they using any of my original scores,” he said. “They had to transcribe whatever notation they are performing by ear from the recordings. This is a flawed process as transcriptions are always fraught with errors.”
“Skyrim in Concert” is still slated to happen on November 16 with tickets going on sale on October 4.