PLAY! A VIDEO GAME SYMPHONY
Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco
$125 seats include meet and greet held immediately following the show. Attendees will receive exclusive memorabilia as well as get the opportunity to meet Conductor Andy Brick, Producer Jason Michael Paul, and composers soon to be announced.
Video game music has become increasingly popular in the last few years. On August 20th, 2003, for the first time outside of Japan, music written for video games was performed by a live orchestra (the Czech National Symphony Orchestra) in a Symphonic Game Music concert. Under the direction of Maestro Andy Brick (Associate Conductor of PLAY!), the concert at the famous venue Gewandhaus zu Leipzig received a great deal of praise and enthusiasm. The first stateside concert, Dear Friends-Music from FINAL FANTASY, (produced by Jason Michael Paul) was held on May 10, 2004 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA and sold out in three days. It featured music from Square Enix's world-renowned FINAL FANTASY video game series, performed by the acclaimed Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The positive reception of this performance gave rise to the U.S. concert series beginning in 2005, under the direction of Maestro Arnie Roth. The performance of Dear Friends- Music from FINAL FANTASY, by the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and CPO Festival Choir, conducted by Arnie Roth in February, 2005 was completely sold out with over 4,250 in attendance. PLAY! A Video Game Symphony has been performed with the world’s greatest orchestras at the greatest concert halls including Sydney Opera House, Singapore’s Esplanade, Los Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, Prague’s Rudolfinum, Stockholm’s Konserthuset and many more throughout the world!
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