“A unique D.C.-area orchestra is looking to bridge some gaps and make classical music more accessible,” writes John Aaron in Thursday’s (5/19) WTOP radio (Washington, D.C.). “The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra gives the classical treatment to video game music. ‘You can kind of think of us as a very large, very enthusiastic cover band,’ said music director Jamin Morden of the 120-member ensemble. ‘This is a method for us to bring more classical-sounding music to wider audiences,” he [said]. ‘We’re simultaneously bringing this symphonic experience to a younger audience, but also bringing a video game music experience to an older one.’ Creating that music goes beyond looking up sheet music online. ‘So we have a group of very talented arrangers who will take that music, listen to it and write it down or rearrange it and do other creative things with it.’ The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra has a virtual performance Saturday.” The ensemble is a community-based orchestra and choir that draws repertoire exclusively from video game music.