GAME OF THRONES CONCERT – SSE WEMBLEY ARENA REVIEW
An Epic Production that brings us closer to the music of the Hit TV Show Game of Thrones featuring Ramin Djawadi.
Debuting in America last year this updated show premiered in the UK, bringing the world of Westeros to you. Updated with new footage, staging and musical scores from Season seven of the show, Game of Thrones fans were in for an immersive musical experience.
So how did they make this a watchable event? Yes it’s not just an Orchestra playing the music from each season of the show, it has been combined with a huge cinematic screen playing scenes from the show that we have affiliation with, showing montages to the characters, audio from those clips projected across the arena and a 360 degree stage set, moving stages, fire that blows out and dry ice floating across the stage.
Using the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra of whom I am a fan of anyhow led by famed composer Ramin Djawadi, who has become known for his scores bringing intense orchestration to many scenes whether it be emotional moments and epic battles and the instantly recognisable theme tune to the show.
As the show started we were initially warned by a recorded voiceover by Lena Heady (Ceri Lannister) telling us all to keep our phones on silent and that “Those who violate these rules will be boiled alive in the blood of their children.
We were taken to Westeros and the video montages that played linked excellently with the musical score being played. Telling us a story a tribute early on was played out to the Starks whilst a violinist played the Stark Theme as images of Ned and the family flashed up ending with the execution of Ned. Taken through each season other highlights were the Lannisters tribute and the score of ‘Rains of Castamere’ and the Red Wedding scene from the show before Arya Starks revenge was taken on the house of Freys. ‘The north remembers’ she utters across the arena.
Like a theatre show the performance is split into two halves and after a short break, the Orchestra and Choir emerged. Our composer Ramin Djawaldi took to the organ himself was who simply stunned the audience with his ‘Light of Seven’ this was a six-minute epic performance assisted by pyrotechnics and a tense showing on screen of The green flames of wildfire and smoke bellowing on stage with Sept of Baelor exploding on-screen.
There are many other moments of genius, emotional singing and moving scores to listen too, however, to understand you have to go and see this for yourself to feel it.
Ramin Djawaldi took time out to thank everyone for coming, for Live Nation and HBO for helping him to bring his music to life and across the world for audiences to see. Early on we were introduced to the Singers and Orchestra and as Djawaldi carefully orchestrated, composed throughout, stood upright with a few nods of the head the SSE Wembley Arena audience were drawn in. A standing Ovation greeted them at the end and deservedly so. This was a fantastic experience bringing us closer to the music of Game of Thrones.
IF YOU ARE A GOT FAN THIS IS A MUST!
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