SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JMP Productions announced
today that PLAY!, a symphony concert series with music from a
catalogue of blockbuster video game titles will tour the world,
starting in North America in April 2006.

PLAY! A Video Game Symphony concerts, to be performed by full
orchestra and choir, will feature award-winning music from titles such
graphics on large screens above the orchestra will accompany the
scores, highlighting memorable moments from the video games. \"As the
most experienced team in the field of video game music concerts we
will present the ultimate tour to the fans.\", says series producer
Jason Michael Paul. \"Our concerts will feature many brand new
arrangements done by the original composers themselves. We will focus
on celebrating video game music like never before.\"

Arnie Roth, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Chicagoland
Pops will serve as Principal Conductor and Music Director for this
concert series: \"This spectacular concert will attract people of all
generations to some of the worlds greatest concert halls.\"

The first state side video game music concert, Dear Friends-Music from
FINAL FANTASY, was held on May 10, 2004 at the Walt Disney Concert
Hall in Los Angeles, CA. The concert, produced by JMP Productions,
featured music from Square Enix\'s world-renowned video game series,
celebrated the unique beauty of FINAL FANTASY�s award-winning score
and images. Performed by the acclaimed Los Angeles Philharmonic and
the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Dear Friends sold out in three days
and received rave reviews from the press. The positive reception given
to that performance gave rise to the 2005 U.S. concert series, under
the direction of Maestro Arnie Roth. The performance of Dear
Friends-Music from FINAL FANTASY by the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and
CPO Festival Choir, conducted by Roth in February 2005 was a sold-out
house of over 4,250. Of the attendees, many were young people who had
never attended an orchestral concert before.

Producer: Jason Michael Paul Productions

Paul has brought critical acclaim to the video game music genre after
creating the first ever video game music concert series in the U.S.
with Dear Friends- Music from FINAL FANTASY. As a producer, he has
staged concerts around the world for such artists as Luciano
Pavarotti, and The Three Tenors. Paul began his career at a marketing
agency handling corporate entertainment and environmental design for
clients such as Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sun Microsystems,
Adidas, Midway Entertainment, Sony Metreon and Square Enix.

Music Director and Conductor: Arnie Roth

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 has also been a long time
member of Mannheim Steamroller. Roth has conducted the London Symphony
Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Hollywood
Bowl Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, the Houston Symphony, and the
BBC Symphony. Roth served as the Music Director and Conductor for Dear
Friends, and More Friends Concerts. He 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. Roth received the award for Best Score at the
2003 DVD Premier Awards.

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