The first leg of the Melody Road Chamber Orchestra Concert Series wowed animé fans, who flocked off to The Axon, Green Sun in Makati City last Sunday (11/10).
Radical Dreemers, the 18-piece chamber orchestra accompanied by a 10-piece choir, were given the spotlight at the concert as they performed special numbers from the soundtracks of Studio Ghibli favorites, Rurouni Kenshin, Pokémon, to Attack on Titan.
Alongside the sold-out concert, a mini merchant market was mounted at Green Sun with stickers and prints from Wisterisia House, 32-bit keychains from Haze, pushies from Roshee Sushi Design, and sweets from DVF Dairy Farm.
A percentage of Melody Road's proceeds was donated to Edicute Inc. in support of their Christmas outreach program for the indigenous peoples of Abra de Ilog Occidental Mindoro.
According to a press release, the second part of the orchestra concert series will no longer be produced by Independent Play. Request for refunds here.
MELODY ROAD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT SERIES - ANIME SET LIST
- ‘Melody Road,’ from My Neighbor Totoro
- ‘Gake no Ue no Ponyo,’ from Ponyo
- ‘Merry Go Round of Life,’ from Howl's Moving Castle
- ‘One Summer's Day,’ from Spirited Away
- ‘Umi no Mieru Machi/ Ooisogashi no Kiki,’ from Kiki's Delivery Service
- ‘Butter Fly,’ from Digimon Tri Adventure
- ‘Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana,’ from Rurouni Kenshin
- ‘Zankoku na Tenshi no Teze (A Cruel Angel’s Thesis),’ from Neon Genesis Evangelion
- ‘Hohoemi no Bakudan,’ from Yu Yu Hakusho
- ‘Moonlight Densetsu,’ from Sailor Moon
- ‘Gotta Catch 'Em All,’ from Pokémon
- ‘Lupin the Third '78,’ from Lupin the Third
- ‘Just Communication,’ from Gundam Wing
- ‘Doraemon no Uta,’ from Doraemon
- ‘Go!!!,’ from Naruto
- ‘Guren no Yumiya,’ from Shingeki no Kyojin
- ‘Sparkle,’ from Your Name
- ‘Kamado Tanjiro no Uta,’ from Kimetsu no Yaiba
- ‘You Say Run,’ from Boku no Hero Academia