In a recent feature story on Lynnfield Patch, we spoke with singer Noel Smith, whose work includes occasional appearances on the musical soundtracks of well-known video games.
Following up on that, Smith is among the performers who will present "Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy" this Saturday evening, March 10, at Symphony Hall. The event will reportedly feature 100 musicians, including the members of an orchestra devoted entirely to playing the music from video games - which in recent years have become an increasingly big business with niches that go far beyond just buying a game somewhere.
With that, here are two clips from Youtube. One features Noel's recent solo from the video game latest Ace Combat video game from Bandai, the other offers a preview of the music to be performed this weekend in Boston - And Noel can be seen about 4:30 into that one.