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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Video Games Live @ Utah Symphony (SLC: Dec 30)

Media Contact:
Hilarie Ashton | Public Relations Manager
hashton@usuo.org | (801)869-9027

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2011


SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah Symphony is bringing Video Games Live! back to Salt Lake City audiences for a bonus round Friday, December 30 at 8 p.m. in Abravanel Hall, featuring music from some of the most popular video games of all time in a cutting-edge performance.

With Assistant Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic, the Utah Symphony will perform these video game favorites ranging from the old retro arcade classics to the modern console hits and include exclusive video clips. The exciting music arrangements will be enhanced by synchronized lighting, solo performers, special effects and electronic percussionists. The performance also includes special interactive segments, inviting people from the audience to compete on stage while the Utah Symphony plays the music in perfect synchronization to the visuals on screen.

Video game enthusiasts attending the concert can also participate in a pre-show festival and post-show meet-n-greet. The pre-show will include game demonstrations and competitions, costume contests and prizes.  The post-show meet-n-greet, following the energetic performance of the Utah Symphony will feature industry designers/creators, composers/sound designers, voice actors, performers and other special guests.

Tickets for the evening performances range from $28 to $85 and can be purchased by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787), in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office or by visiting www.usuo.org. Season ticket holders and those desiring group discounts should call (801) 533-NOTE (6683). Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.

Press photos available by logging in at http://www.utahsymphony.org/about/press-and-reviews/itemlist/category/35-media-kit. (Username: usuoimages, Password: media).

About Video Games Live!

Video Games Live! was created and produced by actual video game composers and industry icons, Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall (creators and executive producers). Both Tallarico and Wall are personally involved in each performance to guarantee an entertaining show that will demonstrate the artistic and culturally significance of video games and their music. 


Hilarie Ashton
Public Relations Manager
801.869.9027 office
801.335.9387 cell

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