June 23, 2015 – Video Games Live™ and the Colorado Symphony are excited to announce The Ultimate Gamer V.I.P. Backstage Experience Package, special guest conductors, performers, interactive partners OhHeckYeah, and world premieres of new video game scores for the Aug. 5 concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Limited V.I.P. Experience tickets* will go on sale Tuesday, June 30, with a pre-sale to current ticketholders prior to being offered to the general public. The Ultimate Gamer V.I.P. Backstage Experience Package* includes early admission to the concert and a behind-the-scenes tour with Video Games Live™ creator and video game legend Tommy Tallarico. V.I.P. ticketholders receive front-of-the-line access to the post-show meet-and-greet with performers and special guests along with a V.I.P. package of exclusive merchandise.
Video Games Live™ with the Colorado Symphony will be conducted by Principle Video Games Live™ Conductor Emmanuel Fratianni, with special guest conductors Russell Brower, Blizzard Entertainment audio director and composer; Austin Wintory, a Colorado native debuting the world premiere of the latest installment of The Banner Saga franchise; and Christopher Tin, a two-time Grammy®-winning composer.
Special guest performers include multitalented vocalist and soloist for flute and piano Laura Intravia; Peter McConnell, a video game composer and musician best known through his work at LucasArts; Clint Bajakian, a video game composer and guitarist; and Tallarico, also a guitarist as well as the concert’s host and the Video Games Live™ creator.
OhHeckYeah is proud to partner with the Colorado Symphony and Video Games Live™ to enhance concertgoers’ experience with live video game demonstrations and special surprises. OhHeckYeah is a public benefit corporation that uses the power of play to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of place.
The evening includes world premieres of new compositions for Grim Fandango and the Broken Age, with original composer Peter McConnell; Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross piano tribute; and The Banner Saga 2 with original composer Austin Wintory. The Colorado Symphony will record The Banner saga 2 this fall.
Other video game compositions to be performed at the event include:
Monkey Island – performed with the original composers Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian
Civilization IV – the first-ever video game song to win a Grammy®, conducted by Christopher Tin
World of Warcraft – Warlords of Draenor – conducted by Blizzard Entertainment Audio Director and Composer for Blizzard Entertainment, Russell Brower.
The Tetris Opera
Donkey Kong Country
The Legend of Zelda – 25th Anniversary Arrangement Journey – conducted by composer Austin Wintory
And many more… Other activities include a costume contest on stage before the show; and a pre-show interactive Guitar Hero competition. The winner will perform a Foo Fighters song on stage along with the Colorado Symphony and will receive prize giveaways.
Tickets are available online at coloradosymphony.org, by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday, noon – 6 pm; and two hours prior to each performance.
Note: *The Ultimate Gamer V.I.P. Backstage Experience Package DOES NOT include a ticket to the show. You MUST have a ticket to the show to attend the V.I.P. Experience. You may purchase any seat separately from the V.I.P. Package. After purchasing the V.I.P. package, you will receive a confirmation e-mail of your purchase. Instructional email with day-of details on what time to be at the venue and where to go to receive your package will go out the week of the concert. If you do not receive an e-mail within 24 hours of the performance contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions regarding the V.I.P. Experience Package please contact email@example.com or call the box office at 303-623-7876.
To request interviews, contact Parker Owens, Director of Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-308-2498.
To request review tickets, contact Susan Kelly, Director of Patron Sales, email@example.com, 303-308-2497.
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The Colorado Symphony thanks its gracious season sponsors: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Arrow Electronics, DaVita, Target, 9News, and United Airlines.
ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit coloradosymphony.org.