The Jacksonville Symphony has added Video Games Live to its 2019-2020 season line up. 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 the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ Jacoby Symphony Hall on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The performance will start at 8 p.m. and ticket prices start at $19.
The concert features the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology, fun and interactivity of a video game--synchronized to cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the art lighting, special FX and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience.
It will be a 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.
A show created and produced by legendary video game composer and industry icon, Tommy Tallarico is personally involved in every show. Aside from producing, Tallarico is on stage for every show as emcee and performing on guitar. The video game industry puts on the show to help 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,” said 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.
Tickets for Video Games Live went on sale beginning Thursday, Nov. 21 at JaxSymphony.org. They can also be purchased by calling the Symphony Box Office at 904.354.5547.
For more information about Video Games Live, visit www.videogameslive.com.