SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., January 25, 2006 - Today, JMP Productions announced the world-premiere for PLAY! A Video Game Symphony, the international concert series with music from a catalogue of blockbuster videogames. The concert will be presented in Chicago at the Rosemont Theater on Saturday, May 27, 2006.
The PLAY! concert at the Rosemont Theater will feature award-winning music from titles such as FINAL FANTASY (R), SILENT HILL (R), BATTLEFIELD 1942 (TM), METAL GEAR SOLID (R), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (R), SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (R), THE ELDER SCROLLS III: MORROWIND (TM) and SHENMUE (TM). Outstanding graphics on large screens above the orchestra accompany the scores, highlighting memorable moments from the video games.
The Rosemont Theatre hosts many of the top cultural events in the Chicago area, including lavish Broadway Musicals, world class entertainers, and the renowned Chicagoland Pops Orchestra all set in a luxurious 4,400 seat theatre with 100% unobstructed views of the stage! The 2-hour program produced by Jason Michael Paul, will be conducted by Grammy award winning Arnie Roth, music director and principal conductor of the Chicagoland Pops. This concert is presented by the orchestra in association with Jason Michael Paul Productions. VIP tickets will be available for this performance, offering fans a meet and greet opportunity with composers Jeremy Soule (The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind [TM]), Yuzo Koshiro (Shenmue [TM]), Marty O'Donnell (HALO [TM]), Jason Hayes (World of Warcraft [R]) and others.
Says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!: "I am thrilled with the idea of coming back to Chicago with a bigger and better show. There is a lot of sentimental value since Chicago was the first tour stop for Dear Friends and now is going to be the first tour stop for PLAY!. I am hopeful that this new show will exceed the expectations of video game lovers and music aficionados.". Says Arnie Roth, music director and principal conductor of PLAY!: "The orchestra and chorus are truly the featured artists, not relegated to a back-up role. Fans are excited to hear the music of the great videogame composers, like Nobuo Uematsu, Jeremy Soule and Akira Yamaoka in a spectacular concert hall, performed by some of the world’s greatest orchestras.".
All tickets including the VIP meet and greet are available at the box office, Ticketmaster locations, by credit card at 312-559-1212 or on the internet at www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1009980.