SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Jason Michael Paul
Productions, Inc. has announced that the city of Hartford will be the
next confirmed stop 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 performed at The Bushnell on Thursday, March
29, 2007 at 8:00 p.m.
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, Silent Hill, 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 another video game music concert to Hartford.
After the success of Dear Friends - Music from FINAL FANTASY in 2005 and
now PLAY!, it is obvious that there is a reputation for a quality show
involving video game music", says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!.
"The Bushnell in Hartford is a diverse performing arts and community
organization which is a perfect match for what it is we are building
with such a new genre of music. This stunning performing arts complex
has built a reputation as a destination for all types of music and music
lovers. Video game fans and serious music aficionados alike will feel
The two-hour concert will be performed by a symphony and chorus and
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
Tickets to the PLAY! concert in Hartford will be available starting
Monday, November 6 at 10 a.m. online at or by calling The Bushnell\'s Box Office at www.bushnell.org
860-987-5900 or in person at the Box Office located at 166 Capitol
Additional PLAY! concert dates will be announced as they are confirmed.