ASO to present Northeast Ohio debut of Video Games Live - Akron Symphony Orchestra

ASO to present Northeast Ohio debut of Video Games Live

March 30, 2017

ASO to present Northeast Ohio debut of Video Games Live

Video Games Live, a complete celebration and multimedia concert experience featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, is making its way to Akron at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. The concert will be on Oct. 28, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at just $25.

A multimedia concert experience, Video Games Live features the best music and exclusive synchronized video clips from the most popular games from the beginning of video gaming to the present. Performed by the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the show combines exclusive video footage and music arrangements with synchronized lighting, solo performers, stage show production, special FX, electronic percussionists and unique interactive segments.

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Whether it is the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, it will truly be a special night to remember for the entire family. The show has a segment dedicated to the old retro arcade classics – but there is also modern music and older, more memorable pieces that no one has ever heard played live.

Video Games Live is created and produced by legendary video game composer and industry icon Tommy Tallarico, who is personally involved in every show. Aside from producing, Tallarico is on stage for every concert as emcee and performing on guitar. The video game industry puts on the show to encourage and support the art and culture that video games have become. Video Games Live bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience, while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and non-gamers.

“This is an incredible opportunity for us to reach an audience that normally may not be familiar with how far video games have come and how amazing the music can be,” according to Tallarico.

The live show features audience participation with special interactive segments where people from the audience come up and compete while the orchestra plays the music in perfect synchronization with the visuals on screen.

There will also be pre- and post-show events, including a costume contest, prizes, and meet-and-greet opportunities with composers, voice actors, performers and special guests.

Tickets for Video Games Live are on sale now at

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