Remember when we told you about The String Arcade -- the string quartet that's releasing a CD entirely made up of orchestral covers of video game songs?
Well, the album is finished, and they're throwing an epic release party to celebrate.
Called "A Serenade at the Arcade," the party will take place at Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on March 7. It will feature several rooms with arcade and console games, as well as live performances from the quartet playing the music from the CD, from video games such as Tron, Minecraft, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Also performing will be Steve Kirk and Nils Frykdahl, whose voices you may have heard on the soundtrack of the game Scurvy Scallywags.
A $20 ticket gets you access to the games as well as admission to the performance. Add $5 to that, and you also get a copy of the CD. If you have kids under 12, they can play games and watch the performance for $5. If you just want to play games without seeing the performance, that's $5 as well. All of the proceeds from both the CD and the tickets will go to the Alameda Music Project, a program that helps elementary school students become interested in and learn music.
So, if you've ever wondered what the Galaga theme song would sound like when performed by an orchestra, now is your chance to find out!