PAUSE: University of Maryland’s Gamer Symphony goes philharmonic on Sonic the Hedgehog 2.


The University of Maryland’s Gamer Symphony Orchestra is a volunteer group of mostly non-music major fans of videogames who’ve decided to translate their favorite scores into full-blown symphonic pieces. The group was invited to play at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of its continuing exhibit, “The Art of Videogames.” Here the group translates Masato Nakamura’s metal-esque score from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 into a symphonic suite of happy times. 

[via CBS]