a pro-basketball team and a pro-symphony orchestra get together for any reason?
Well, yes, they should if each benefits from the combination and the public has
a new reason to go out-on-the-town. That's what the conjoining of the Indiana
Pacers and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be affording us late this
Morris, president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Simon Crookall,
president and CEO of the ISO, announced their partnership in bringing the
concert to Conseco Fieldhouse on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. VIDEO
GAMES LIVE, a multimedia concert featuring music from the most popular video
games of all time, will be held during the annual Gen Con Indy convention in
Indianapolis (Aug. 5-8), which attracts more than 28,000 gamers each year. In
addition, Pacers Sports & Entertainment and the ISO will promote the event
to local gamers, non-gamers and families alike.
excited to partner with our colleagues at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
to bring VIDEO GAMES LIVE to Conseco Fieldhouse," said Morris. "There's no
better place for this tremendous cultural asset to showcase its talent than at
the best community gathering place in our city."
GAMES LIVE presents the best music and exclusive synchronized video clips from
the most popular games from the beginnings of video gaming to the present.
Performed by the ISO for the first time at Conseco, the show combines exclusive
video footage and music arrangements with synchronized lighting, solo
performers, stage show production, special FX, electronic percussionists and
interactive segments.Audience members are invited to come up and compete while
the orchestra plays the music in synchronization with the visuals on screen. A
pre-concert festival with game demonstrations and competition, costume contests
and prizes and a post-show meet-and-greet is open to all ticket holders.
concert is an extraordinary symphonic and visual experience — a must for
video gamers and anyone who loves total sensory overload," said Crookall.
"There is no better place to perform this than Conseco Fieldhouse, and the ISO
is honored to work with our friends at the Pacers to bring this event to our
community and to our Gen Con visitors."
GAMES LIVE's creators, composers and executive producers are Tommy Tallarico
and Jack Wall. Tallarico will serve as host, emcee and guitarist while Wall
will conduct the orchestra. VIDEO GAMES LIVE bridges a gap for entertainment by
exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphony-orchestra
experience while providing a new and unique entertainment vehicle for families
and non-gamers. The New York Times recently described VIDEO GAMES LIVE as
"Captivating" and "Bombastic." The event has continued its mission to
demonstrate to the world how artistic and culturally significant video games
and their music have become.
for VIDEO GAMES LIVE at the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office are now on sale at
$46, $34, $24 and $15. They are also available through Ticketmaster outlets,
online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information,