CHARLESTON, W.VA. (1/9/18) – With the explosive energy of a rock concert, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform live video-game music against a backdrop of video footage, synchronized lighting, live action and more on Jan. 20 at the Clay Center for Arts and Sciences of WV in Charleston.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show start at $35.
Created by American composer Tommy Tallarico, Video Games Live (VGL) is a multimedia concert that introduces families, video game enthusiasts and non-gamer to the symphonic experience with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well-known Internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and interactive segments.
The concert, which The New York Times calls a “captivating, proudly bombastic show,” spotlights the music that enhances the most gripping video game moments—rescuing the princess, winning the boss fight, saving the galaxy from aliens or defeating the undead—with performances from recent blockbusters and iconic classics.
Sponsored by the BB&T WV Foundation and the WV Lottery, this special concert includes a Pre-Show Festival and Post Show Meet-n-Greet for all ticketholders. The pre-concert event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a Guitar Hero competition, VGL costume contest and prize give-a-ways.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 304-561-3570 or visit wvsymphony.org.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, presenting classical, pops, family and chamber-music concerts annually throughout the Mountain State. Currently in its 78th season, the WVSO is a proud member of the community and enriches the region by providing affordable, high-quality concerts, collaborations with West Virginia arts organizations and a nationally award-winning education program.