Video Games Live is Coming to Yale University

New Haven, Conn. — Following sold-out shows around the world, Video Games Live will perform in Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove streets, on March 31 at 8 p.m.

Video Games Live is a multi-media event celebrating the music of video games. Music will be performed by the Yale Symphony Orchestra and a full choir, synchronized with video footage, lighting, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and interactive segments that create an explosive entertainment experience.

This is the first time Video Games Live will perform with college musical ensembles.

“It’s a dream come true to be performing with the Yale Symphony,” said leading game composer and Video Games Live co-creator Tommy Tallarico. “What an amazing privilege and honor for the video game industry to be a part of such a historical and prestigious establishment.”

Brian Robinson, Yale Symphony managing director added, “The excitement level among the student musicians has been overwhelming. There is a real connection to this music that is helping to introduce a whole new generation of people to symphonic performance.”

Special events surrounding the show include an all day pre-show festival in Commons Dining Hall with interactive game demos and competitions, a costume contest, pre-released game demos and a chance to meet top game composers and designers. On Friday, March 30, game luminaries will be on campus discussing different aspects of game development with students. Times and locations to be announced.

Special segments involving the audience will take place during the show, including a live interactive Space Invaders game and a Frogger competition. New music and exclusive video has been added to the already spectacular line-up of games, including MARIO™, ZELDA®, HALO®, METAL GEAR SOLID®, WORLD OF WARCRAFT®, MYST®, FINAL FANTASY® and KINGDOM HEARTS. The evening also includes the exclusive HALO 3 announcement trailer score. There will be a “Classic Arcade Medley” featuring music from Pong, Donkey Kong, Dragon’s Lair, Tetris, Gauntlet, Space Invaders and Outrun.

Ticket prices range from $15 to $35. Tickets are available online at: Shubert Theater - CAPA Ticketing

About Video Games Live™
Created by two industry-leading video game composers, Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live™ (produced under their company Mystical Stone Entertainment, LLC) is the front runner in the field of live game music performance. Video Games Live™ is an exciting concert event featuring music from the biggest video games of all time. The debut performance was launched on July 6, 2005 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic. With more than 11,000 people in attendance, it was the largest video game concert in the world.

About Yale Symphony Orchestra
In its 41-year history, the Yale Symphony Orchestra has established a well-respected place in the musical world as one of the premiere undergraduate orchestras in the United States, committed to challenging and exciting programs. As ambassadors of friendship and culture, the Yale Symphony Orchestra has received enthusiastic accolades on its national and international tours.

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