Music From 'Call of Duty,' 'Mass Effect' Games to Be Performed by Live Orchestra

Fans can experience composer Jack Wall's scores on May 9.
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'Mass Effect 2'; (inset) Jack Wall

Fans of best-selling gaming franchises Mass Effect and Call of Duty will be able to hear their music in the flesh — if they can make it to Northridge, California, in May.

Music from both series will be performed live by California State University, Northridge's Media Composition and Studio Ensemble full orchestra at Soraya Great Hall - Valley Performing Arts Center on May 9.

The concert program will feature award-winning composer Jack Wall’s big-band jazz songs and swing numbers from Black Ops III as well as performances of his orchestral scores for the Mass Effect and Call of Duty series, including several world premieres and other surprises.

The Studio Ensemble is a student band and orchestra for the Media Composition program at CSUN. Their spring concerts feature a full orchestra with both professional and student performers. Previous guest artists have included 2016's The Jungle Book conductor John Debney and Ice Age composer David Newman.

Wall is currently composing for Freeform's Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.

Tickets for the May 9 concert are available here at $20 for general admission, $17 for senior tickets and $15 for students. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

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