JAGMO, an acronym for JApan Game Music Orchestra, is a professional orchestra based in Japan which has performed several concerts around the Suikoden series.
JAGMO was founded in 2014 after the bankruptcy of its predecessor, the Japanese BGM Philharmonic Orchestra. JAGMO's stated goal is "to help make video game music part of the culture of music history". To that end, JAGMO is Japan's first professional game music symphony orchestra and has held many concerts since its establishment.
In 2015, JAGMO began touring with a series of ensemble suites based around different aspects of RPG music, such as battle themes, in their The Legend of RPG Collection performances. Its performances met with greater and greater success especially as JAGMO was willing to blend various forms of music into its performances rather than settling on one strict style for all its sets.
May 2016 saw JAGMO's first solo game series project, a series of collaborations with Touhou entitled the Gensokyo Symphony Orchestra. Other individual video game performances would follow, such as Undertale and Catherine.
Suikoden songs would first make their appearance in 2017, with several songs from the first two games being performed at the Traveler's Re-idea Suite on August 26 and 27.
JAGMO's collaboration with the Suikoden series and Konami kicked off in earnest in 2018, with the Genso Suikoden Orchestra Concert performing at Showa Women's University Hitomi Memorial Auditorium on August 25th and 26th. The success of this event saw a follow up concert performed at the NHK Osaka Hall on December 2, 2018.
The August 25 performance would be the foundation of the Symphonic Suite "SUIKODEN" ~presented by JAGMO~ 5 CD release.
The success of these concerts, visited by many fans and even previous staff and developers of the Suikoden series, ensured that there would be a Genso Suikoden × JAGMO Orchestra Concert Tour throughout 2019. From July to September, JAGMO would tour Tokyo and Kobe with a series of Suikoden concerts. These performances in turn would release a series of limited-edition CDs.
In 2020, to celebrate Suikoden's 25th anniversary, a series of concerts, the aptly titled Genso Suikoden 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert, were held at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall and Showa Women's University Hitomi Memorial Auditorium from October to December 2020, in accordance with government guidelines regarding COVID-19.
The 25th anniversary performances are now scheduled to be streamed from April 4 to April 25 on the Thumva streaming website.