Melody Road 2019: Where Contemporary Classical Meets Anime And Video Games

Melody Road 2019: Where Contemporary Classical Meets Anime And Video Games

On November 10, 2019, the Radical Dreemers headed by Ms. Frances Fernando summoned the best hits of the most-watched Japanese anime in one classical night for Melody Road 2019 at The Axon, Green Sun Hotel. The orchestra has given life to songs like Moonlight Densetsu from Sailormoon; Gotta Catch ‘Em All from Pokemon; Doraemon No Uta from Doraemon; and many more. 

Melody Road is a fan-made concert whose goal is to provide a common place for fans to enjoy the best hits of various animes and video games. The success of Melody Road 2018: Yuri On Ice and Games Music Concert made the second year of anime and video games concert possible.

Radical Dreemers

The concert’s song line up was picked from the chosen hits by the fans and Fernando carefully selected the best from the pool of Japanese animes and video games songs. Aside from the song line-up, fans also enjoyed the passion-filled performance of the Radical Dreemers. The eighteen-piece chamber orchestra along with the ten-piece choir is composed of different students from various universities bonded by their love for anime and video games.

The event started with Just Communication of Gundam Wing song, which fans happily sung along with. What hyped the fans are the hits of Sailormoon, Moonlight Densetsu; Gotta Catch ‘Em All from Pokemon; and Go!! of Naruto. Right after their last song, fans have requested for one more song which the orchestra has gladly obliged with and closed their performance with the famous and iconic Voltes V opening soundtrack.

Before the Radical Dreemers took the stage, the guests got a chance to walk around the mini merchant market where merchandise like; 32-bit keychains from Haze; stickers and prints from Wisteria House; Plushies from Sushi Roshie Design and Sweet from DVF Dairy Farm were available.

Haze’s 32-bit Keychain
Wisteria House Merchandise

This year, the percentage of Melody Road 2019 proceeds has gone to Enhancing lives and Developing Indigenous Peoples CommUnities through Education (EDICUTE) Incorporated. This is to support their Christmas outreach program for the indigenous people of Abra De Ilog, Occidental Mindoro. EDICUTE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a service that helps enhance the way of living and lower the illiteracy rate of Filipino Indigenous people.

Unfortunately, the second part of Melody Road 2019 on December 8, 2019, will not be pushing through as Independent Play will not be producing the show. For second-day ticket refund requests, you can email val@melodyroad.ph. You may also follow Radical Dreemers and Melody Road PH for more updates. 

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