PLAY! A Video Game Symphony


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From Squaresound.com:

Some new Yasunori Mitsuda stuff to share today. First up, Interactive Brains has posted samples of Mitsuda's work on their latest Nintendo DS RPG game, Deep Labyrinth. To listen to them, please click on Sample 1, Sample 2 or Sample 3 [links lost in copy/pasting--James]. It has also been announced that a special promotional disc featuring the composer's score to the game will be released on March 23rd alongside preorders of the game. These short samples prove interesting, so don't forget to listen them when you have the chance!

Some other exciting news relating to Mitsuda. He will be appearing at the world premier of Play! A Video Game Symphony in Chicago on May 27 2006, accompanied by other popular composers such as Marty O'Donnell, Akira Yamaoka, Jeremy Soule, and Yuzo Koshiro. It has also been confirmed that music from Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross will be specially arranged into a single symphonic suite to be played at every single Play! concert. Fans will get the chance to meet and greet with the composer at the premier event.

And finally, while we forgot to mention it when the news was fresh, Nobuo Uematsu has composed the official fanfare to the Play! concert series. The theme in its entirety can be heard on the official Play! website. Fans of the composer's Final Fantasy work should definitely check out this very special composition, as it was created for us, the fans!

Source: http://www.squaresound.com/smn.php

Holy shitballs, if you live in or near Chicago, GO SEE THIS. Mitsuda is the only video game music composer I rank over Uematsu and if you hear some of his music, I think you'll get a good idea why. They are also going to be in Detroit and Toronto later this summer.

Here is the "Play! A Video Game Symphony" website: Play!

I would give my right testicle to see Mitsuda's work in concert. Please let them come to Atlanta......

Also, you Chicago residents might want to read this:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 25, 2006 - JMP Productions announced today that renowned video game composer Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese/American singer and songwriter Angela Aki and Grammy Award-winning maestro Arnie Roth will participate in an in-store autograph signing event at the Tower Records N. Clark Store in Chicago on May 26, 2006 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place as part of the promotion for the premiere of the world tour of "PLAY! A Video Game Symphony" at the Rosemont Theatre on May 27, 2006 and to promote the CD album "More Friends - Music from FINAL FANTASY®," the first truly symphonic live CD of video game music ever recorded outside of Japan.

"Chicago-area fans of video game music are eagerly anticipating the weekend of May 26, 2006", says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!. "Now they can meet Nobuo Uematsu, Angela Aki and Arnie Roth at Tower Records on Friday night and then attend an amazing live symphonic concert showcasing their work on Saturday evening."

Composer Nobuo Uematsu is especially well known for his work on the FINAL FANTASY® game series. His music has been performed in concerts all over the world, including in "DEAR FRIENDS – music from FINAL FANTASY®," a six-city, seven-show series in Japan which was followed by a North American performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

In 2005, Angela Aki's debut CD, ONE, caught the attention of composer Nobuo Uematsu. He commissioned her to write the theme song "Kiss Me Goodbye" for the latest game title in the series, FINAL FANTASY XII®. Being bilingual, Aki wrote the lyrics for both the Japanese and the English versions of the song. Earlier this year, she performed the music at a concert in Japan, "VOICES - music from FINAL FANTASY," conducted by Arnie Roth, the principal conductor and music director of PLAY!.

Arnie Roth is a Grammy Award-winning artist known for his work with performers Diana Ross, Charlotte Church, Peter Cetera, Art Garfunkel, the Irish Tenors, and Dennis DeYoung. He also has been a long time member of Mannheim Steamroller. Roth served as the music director and conductor for the "Dear Friends" and "More Friends" concerts. Roth has produced and conducted music for many films, and has produced dozens of best-selling CDs, released on American Gramaphone, JVC, Mattel, Warner Bros., Sony, Koch, and Razor & Tie. He received the award for Best Score at the 2003 DVD Premier Awards.

Why is Chicago so lucky? :cry:

EDIT: Oh, and in case you were wondering what video games will be represented in the concert:

Kingdom Hearts

Silent Hill

Final Fantasy

Halo

The Legend of Zelda

Super Mario Brothers

World of Warcraft

Sonic the Hedgehog

Shenmue

Chrono Trigger

Chrono Cross

The Elders Scrolls III: Morrowind

Metal Gear Solid

Battlefield 1942

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(I moved this topic to VG discussion. Figured it fits better here.)

I also figured Yoda would love this bit of news...

PLAY! to feature music from Shadow of the Colossus

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 23, 2006 - Today, JMP Productions announced that created by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios multi award-winning PlayStation®2 software title Shadow of the Colossus will be performed at PLAY!'s concert in Detroit on Wednesday, July 12, 2006. The game was developed by the team behind the critically acclaimed ICO and marks another masterpiece in the history of video games. Shadow of the Colossus is a journey through ancient lands to seek out and destroy gigantic mythical beasts. The extraordinary music for the video game was composed by Kow Otani.

PLAY! A Video Game Symphony is the world's first and only symphony concert world tour, featuring live music performed by full orchestra and choir. Outstanding graphics on large screens above the orchestra accompany the scores, highlighting memorable moments from the catalogue of blockbuster video games.

Says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!: "It is our goal to give our concert goers the best video game music has to offer. With the addition of Shadow of the Colossus we feel we are continuing to do just that. Detroit promises to be special so get your tickets before they are gone!".

Additional tour dates including ticket information are available at the official PLAY! website at www.play-symphony.com/tickets.php. So far, upcoming PLAY! concerts have been announced for Detroit, Philadelphia, Vienna (Virginia) and Toronto.

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PLAY! coming to the Sydney Opera House

PLAY! is coming to Sydney

December 14, 2006 - Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. and Sydney Opera House has announced that Sydney will be the first Australian date on the world tour of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony. A new concert series that draws its scores from a catalogue of blockbuster video games, PLAY! will be premiered at one of the most distinctive and famous 20th century buildings, the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House. PLAY! A Video Game Symphony will be performed by the Sydney Symphony conducted by Arnie Roth and backed by choral sensation Cantillation. PLAY! will be performed from June 20 2007.

Register at the Sydney Opera House today to be part of a priority booking in early 2007.

Link: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/play

Brought to vibrant life by a full orchestra and choir, the PLAY! concert features award-winning orchestral music from popular video game titles including Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, The Legend Of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., World Of Warcraft, Lost Odyssey, Sonic The Hedgehog, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross. Highlights of the concert include performances of the monumental Final Fantasy VI - Dancing Mad and Castlevania presented by full orchestra, choir and pipe organ. The Sydney Opera House Grand Organ is the largest tracker action organ ever built. Outstanding graphics on large screens above the orchestra will accompany the scores to highlight memorable moments from the games.

"Since the launch of PLAY! we have been working on bringing this show to Australia. With the cooperation of such distinguished organizations our mission of bringing video game music to the masses is being realized!", says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!.

The two-hour concert will be conducted by Grammy Award-winning artist Arnie Roth. "It's no secret among game lovers and connoisseurs of orchestral music that some of today's most thrilling scores are coming out of the video game genre," says Roth. "This spectacular concert series speaks to the growing popularity and artistic sophistication of this form of entertainment and will attract people of all generations to some of the world's greatest concert halls."

Register at the Sydney Opera House today to be part of a priority booking in early 2007.

Link: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/play

Additional PLAY! concert dates will be announced as they are confirmed.

Don't know how many Aussies we have here right now, but I figured I should pass the news along.

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PLAY! Coming to San Jose, California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 28, 2007 - Jason Michael Paul Productions,

Inc. has announced that the next confirmed stop on the world tour of

PLAY! A Video Game Symphony will be presented in association with Fanime

at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 26,

2007 at 8 pm. PLAY! is a new concert concept that draws its scores from a

catalogue of blockbuster video games.

Brought to vibrant life by Symphony Silicon Valley and Chorale, the

PLAY! concert features award-winning orchestral music from popular video

game titles including Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, The

Legend Of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., World Of Warcraft, Sonic The

Hedgehog, Shenmue. Outstanding graphics on large screens above the orchestra

will accompany the scores to highlight memorable moments from the

games.

"It is exciting to bring video game music concert to California. After

the success of Dear Friends - Music from FINAL FANTASY in 2005 and now

PLAY!, it is obvious that there is an appetite for concert

presentations of video game music", says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!.

"The city of San Jose has a diverse performing arts community that is a

perfect match for building a new genre of concert music. Our partnership

with Fanime only reinforces the notion that our show is, 'By Fans, For

Fans'. Anime, video game and those interested in the arts will feel

welcome at PLAY!"

The two-hour concert performed by the Symphony Silicon Valley and

Chorale will be conducted by Grammy Award-winning artist Arnie Roth. "It's

no secret among game lovers and connoisseurs of orchestral music that

some of today's most thrilling scores are coming out of the video game

genre," says Roth. "This spectacular concert series speaks to the growing

popularity and artistic sophistication of this form of entertainment

and will attract people of all generations to some of the world's

greatest concert halls."

This presentation is the second successful collaboration between the

Symphony and Jason Michael Paul Productions, having presented a sold-out

video game music concert in 2005.

Tickets to the PLAY! concert in San Jose, CA will be available to the

general public starting Saturday, March 31 at 10 am online at

www.ticketmaster.com or at Symphony Silicon Valley, 467 South First St. San Jose,

CA 95113 or by calling 408 286-2600.

Ticket prices for this concert range from $36 - $72 a seat with a

select group of the best seats selling for $100 including a PLAY! Package of

gifts.

Additional PLAY! concert dates will be announced as they are confirmed.

Find more news at www.play-symphony.com

A bit of good news for those of you who live in California.

EDIT: Upon closer inspection, PLAY! is also coming to Fort Worth, Texas in January 2008.

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PLAY! is coming to Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., November 8, 2007,- Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. announced today that PLAY! a symphony concert world tour with music from a catalogue of blockbuster video game titles will travel to the city of Seattle for a special concert on January 24, 2008.

Highlights of the concert will include many new arrangements soon to be announced performed for the first time as part of PLAY!.

As a special treat for fans the Seattle show will have video game icons Marty O'Donnell composer of Halo and Jeremy Soule composer of Morrowind and Oblivion fame in the audience.

The concert in Seattle, Washington will take place on January 24, 2008 at 7:30 PM at the Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony and Chorus.

Says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!, "We are excited to be invited to Seattle. We are adding new visuals, and new orchestrations to be performed for the first time as part of PLAY!. I can assure you that there will be many more announcements in the coming months about this special show so stay tuned!"

Tickets to the general public will go on sale Saturday, November 10 at 1:00pm. You can purchase tickets on the phone at (206) 215-4747 or online at www.seattlesymphony.org

Additional PLAY! concert dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For more details, visit www.play-symphony.com.

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Second show added in Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., December 13, 2007,- Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. announced today that PLAY! a symphony concert world tour with music from a catalogue of blockbuster video game titles will add an additional matinee performance in Seattle on January 26, 2008.

Highlights of the concert will include many new arrangements to be performed for the first time as part of PLAY!. These will be announced shortly.

Video game icons Marty O'Donnell composer of Halo and Jeremy Soule composer of Morrowind and Oblivion fame will also attend this performance.

The additional matinee concert in Seattle, Washington will take place on January 26, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony and Chorus.

Says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!, "The overwhleming success of PLAY! in Seattle has created demand for a second show. We are grateful for this opportunity to further promote video game music in Seattle. This is just another opportunity to spread the music of video games to that many more people and for that we are excited. The addition of this show serves as a testament to the popularity of PLAY!."

Tickets to the general public are now on sale while supplies last. You can purchase tickets on the phone at (206) 215-4747 or online at www.seattlesymphony.org

Additional PLAY! concert dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For more details, visit www.play-symphony.com.

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PLAY! is coming to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 17, 2008,- Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. announced today that PLAY! a symphony concert world tour with music from a catalogue of blockbuster video game titles will return home to the city of San Francisco for a special concert on August 23, 2008.

Highlights of the concert will include free memorabilia for the first 1500 fans, a special meet and greet, and much more to be announced soon!

The concert in San Francisco, California will take place on August 23, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the Davies Symphony Hall with the Symphony Silicon Valley and Chorus.

Says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!, "I am excited to be performing PLAY! in front of my home town. I am going to pull out all of the stops to make this a show not to be missed! I can assure you that there will be many more announcements in the coming months about this special show so stay tuned!"

Tickets to the general public will go on sale Wednesday, June 18 at Noon. You can purchase tickets on the phone at (415) 392-4400 or online at www.cityboxoffice.com.

Additional PLAY! concert dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For more details, visit www.play-symphony.com.

Find more news at www.play-symphony.com

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PLAY! Coming to Baltimore, MD

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 18, 2008,- Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. announced today that PLAY! a symphony concert world tour with music from a catalogue of blockbuster video game titles will be making a stop on the east coast in the city of Baltimore for a special concert on July 18, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the marvelous Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony and Chorus.

Says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!, "I am extremely pleased that the Baltimore Symphony will be presenting PLAY!. The BSO is an extremely talented orchestra that further legitimizes and adds a tremendous amount of crediblity to the art of video game music. The Baltimore/ DC area has been very receptive to PLAY! in the past and I am hopeful that they will continue to support this wonderful genre of music through our concert."

Tickets to the general public are on sale. You can purchase tickets by calling 1-877-B... or online at http://www.bsomusic.org.

Additional PLAY! concert dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For more details, visit www.play-symphony.com.

Find more news at www.play-symphony.com

They are also going to Scandinavia again.

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Message to all you western Canadians around here:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 22, 2008- Today, Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. is announcing that the next confirmed stop on the PLAY! tour will be in Edmonton at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on January 9th, 2009.

This highly technical and entertaining event will mesmerize and captivate the audience with its Video Game Music genre, sophisticated audio, lighting techniques and much more! Accompanying the music will be key gameplay sequences from the various games. These images will be projected on large projection screens suspended above the orchestra.

Already announced will be famed composer Jeremy Soule in attendance. Soule's work includes compositions for Oblivion, Morrowind, Guild Wars and many more.

All tickets including the VIP meet and greet are available at the box office, by credit card at 780-451-8000 or on the internet at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11004114E4D3C74E

For more information please visit www.play-symphony.com or visit www.charminarmedia.com

Find more news at www.play-symphony.com

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PLAY! Coming to Baltimore, MD

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 18, 2008,- Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. announced today that PLAY! a symphony concert world tour with music from a catalogue of blockbuster video game titles will be making a stop on the east coast in the city of Baltimore for a special concert on July 18, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the marvelous Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony and Chorus.

Says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!, "I am extremely pleased that the Baltimore Symphony will be presenting PLAY!. The BSO is an extremely talented orchestra that further legitimizes and adds a tremendous amount of crediblity to the art of video game music. The Baltimore/ DC area has been very receptive to PLAY! in the past and I am hopeful that they will continue to support this wonderful genre of music through our concert."

Tickets to the general public are on sale. You can purchase tickets by calling 1-877-B... or online at http://www.bsomusic.org.

Additional PLAY! concert dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For more details, visit www.play-symphony.com.

Find more news at www.play-symphony.com

They are also going to Scandinavia again.

Of course I just come into this thread and see this NOW.

Fuckberries.

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Okay, this bit of news might be more relevant to some members of this forum:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 8, 2009 - Today, Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. announced Dayton, Ohio as the next date for PLAY! A Video Game Symphony the international concert series with music from a catalogue of blockbuster video games. The concert will be presented in Dayton, Ohio at The Schuster Center on Saturday, April 18, 2009.

Tickets are still available. You can call The Ticket Center Stage Box Office at 1-888-228-3630.

The PLAY! concert at The Schuster will feature award-winning music from titles such as FINAL FANTASY ®, SILENT HILL ®, BATTLEFIELD 1942 , WORLD OF WARCRAFT ®, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ®, THE ELDER SCROLLS ® IV: OBLIVION , LEGEND OF ZELDA and many others. Outstanding graphics on a big screen above the orchestra accompany the scores, highlighting memorable moments from the video games.

The concert will be performed by the Dayton Philharmonic and chorus, conducted by Grammy Award-winning artist Arnie Roth.

Says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!: "We are delighted to have been invited to Dayton. Since our first Dear Friends tour in 2005, we have received mail from Ohio folks hoping for a video game music concert. I am pleased to be able to deliver the ultimate symphonic game music concert to them in the hopes that this phenomenon can continue to spread and be received in the states and all over the world.".

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased through The Ticket Center Stage Box Office at 1-888-228-3630..

Find more news at www.play-symphony.com

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