Nineteen talented student vocalists from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Program were selected to perform in the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Feb. 25. The epic-three hour concert immersed performers and audience members of the sold-out show into the world of Westeros.
The vocalists were led by composer Ramin Djawadi, best known for his score for the famous HBO television series. Performers in the choir and orchestra brought audience members on a journey from King’s Landing to Winterfell through Djawadi’s groundbreaking score. The best compositions from Game of Thrones were brought to life with footage from famous scenes and innovative effects, capturing the grand scale of a renowned series that has been hailed as one of the best television programs of all time.
“Our reputation has opened doors for us to work with internationally known artists because they know they will be met with professionalism and excellence,” said Eastern Music Professor and Director of Vocal Studies David Belles. “I am so proud of all the students who performed and the incredible amount of work that went into this experience.”
“It was truly an honor and a privilege to work with and be conducted by Ramin Djawadi,” said music major Hannah Bythrow, one of the performers in the concert’s choir. “The only word that can truly describe this experience is ‘immersive.’ Being able to even be one piece in this huge puzzle was inspiring and amazing.”
Photo 1: Student Performs Abby Perreira and Hannah Bythrow
Photo 2: Student Performers Rehearsing for the Show
About Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 158 o Connecticut’s 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 24 other states and 23 other countries. A residential campus offering 39 majors and 58 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked the 26th top public university in the North Region, by U.S. News and World Report in its 2016 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded “Green Campus” status by the U.S. Green Building Council seven years in a row. For more information, visit www.easternct.edu.