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Familiar Sound: 10 Amazing Pop Culture Symphonies.

Pop culture symphonies are on the rise. They make it easy to appreciate your favourite music through the beautiful sound of strings and chords. Here are 10 symphonies that include video game, cartoon, and movie music. Enjoy!

Joe Hisaishi in Budokan - Studio Ghibli 25 Years Concert

"Joe Hisaishi in Budokan was a concert commemorating both the Japanese theatrical premiere of Ponyo and the 25 years of musical collaboration between composer Joe Hisaishi and film maker Hayao Miyazaki."

Re-live your childhood through #Joe #Hisaishi and #Hayao #Miyazaki. Only music can take you there.

Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses: Second Quest-Toronto 2013 *FULL CONCERT*

"Filmed live on Sep 7, 2013 at the Sony Center for Performing Arts in Toronto. The entire concert. 1. Overture: 1:47 2. Link's Awakening Movement: 10:25 3.Spirit Tracks Movement: 19:00 4.Ocarina of Time Movement: 29:30 5. The Wind Waker Movement: 45:50 6. Gerudo Valley: 57:45 7. Twilight Princess Movement: 1:05:22 8."

One of the reasons Zelda is so loved and memorable is for its music. There is really nothing that compares.

Star Trek In Concert by Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (HD)

"A Medley made out of several Star Trek Movies, performed by the RSO Vienna and conducted by David Newman at Hollywood in Vienna, 2013. The Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (German: Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, or RSO Wien) is the orchestra of the Austrian national broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)."

Awesome.

Star Wars In Concert (HD) - Opening Fanfare - Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH - 11/12/09

"Star Wars In Concert (HD) - 20th Century Fox Fanfare & Main Theme Music - Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH - 11/12/09 - Performed by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra"

First Star Trek and then Star Wars...or maybe it was the other way around.

Danny Elfman - The Music Of Tim Burton Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

"All copyright owned by Danny Elfman. Amazing concert, the premiere before its world tour. Just a few highlights, including Danny Elfman on vocals!"

It's Tim Burton in the form of sound waves. It's just as cool as Burton's films.

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho with the San Francisco Symphony | SFCV

The haunting music of Hitchcock's _Psycho_played by the amazing San Francisco Symphony.

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters (Metallica & San Francisco Symphony Orchestra) 1080P

"For a better quality of my video playback, use Google Chrome. Pour une meilleure qualité de lecture de mes vidéos, utilisez Google chrome."

Metal and strings...what else could a person want? Clearly, nothing else matters.

The Lord of the Rings Symphony Full length

"Lord of the rings soundtrack live"

The Lord of the Rings is an epic, and so is this concert.

Rochester New Horizons Symphonic Band: Wizard of Oz

"Harold Arlen, arr. James Barnes May 23, 2012"

Somewhere over the rainbow, you'll listen your way home to this beautiful music.

Miami Symphony presents film music of Stanley Kubrick, Ford Coppola & more

"In one of the more anticipated concerts of the season, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) presents the sixth annual installment of "Golden Sounds from Hollywood" on Sunday, March 8, 6:00 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts."

Your favourite film moments have come to life.