Video Games Live

Photo courtesy of Houston Symphony

Gamers, stop trying to beat your previous high score, put down the controller and get over to the Houston Symphony for Video Games Live, presented as part of the Bank of America Summer Series. Show creator Tommy Tallarico hosts and plays guitar alongside conductor Emmanuel Fratianni and the Houston Symphony Chorus for this immersive experience. “As a composer, I wanted to prove to the world how culturally significant video games have become,” Tallarico says. “And my other goal was to usher in a new generation of young people to appreciate the arts and symphony.” My, how he was correct. You’ll see great games like never before: from Final Fantasy to Zelda, Skyrim, Donkey Kong Country, Warcraft, Shadow of the Colossus, Pokémon, Mario and many more.

7:30 p.m. July 14. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $23 to $95.

[Organizer's Description:]

Gamers unite for Video Games Live, which returns to the Houston Symphony this summer. Immerse yourself in the sweeping lands of fantasy and imagination as your favorite video games are brought to life in a one-of-a-kind multimedia concert experience with live music, solo performers, and exclusive video footage on three giant screens with synchronized lighting and live action. You'll see great games like never before: from Final Fantasy to Zelda, Skyrim, Donkey Kong Country, Warcraft, Shadow of the Colossus, Pokémon, Mario and many more. It’s a one-of-a-kind explosive entertainment experience that you won’t want to miss!
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