SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 1, 2006 - Today, JMP Productions announced the second North American concert 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 Philadelphia at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, July 27, 2006.
The PLAY! concert at The Mann Center 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), SHENMUE (TM) and many others. Outstanding graphics on large screens above the orchestra accompany the scores, highlighting memorable moments from the video games.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is the only outdoor cultural arts venue in the Philadelphia region and one of the largest of its kind in the nation. This unique open-air theater has hosted some of the world’s best-known artists and performances. Today, The Mann Center offers a range of arts programs like nowhere else in the area - from orchestra to opera, dance to drumming, pops and jazz to rock and roll. The concert will be performed by The Mann Center orchestra and chorus, conducted by Grammy Award-winning artist Arnie Roth.
Says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!: "As one of America\'s greatest cities I am thrilled to be able to bring PLAY! to the city of brotherly love! It is the goal of PLAY! to popularize video game music. I am hopeful that the second largest city on the east coast will reciprocate the excitement that has been received all over the world for such a brand new concept."
Tickets will go on sale shortly and can be purchased through The Mann Center box office.