Release Date: October 25,2017

ASO to present Video Games Live on Oct. 28

Akron will be the center of the video gaming world on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. as the Akron Symphony Orchestra brings Video Games Live to Northeast Ohio for the first time.

The performance will take place at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

A multimedia concert experience, Video Games Live features the best music and exclusive synchronized video clips from the most popular games. Performed by the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the show combines exclusive video footage and music arrangements with synchronized lighting, solo performers, special FX, electronic percussionists and unique interactive segments.

Whether it is the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, Video Games Live is a special night to remember for the entire family. The show has a segment dedicated to the old retro arcade classics – but there is also modern music and older, more memorable pieces that no one has ever heard played live.

Video Games Live is created and produced by legendary video game composer and industry icon Tommy Tallarico, who is personally involved in every show. Aside from producing, Tallarico is on stage for every concert as emcee and performing on guitar.

“This is an incredible opportunity for us to reach an audience that normally may not be familiar with how far video games have come and how amazing the music can be,” according to Tallarico.

There will also be pre- and post-show events, including a costume contest, prizes, and meet-and-greet opportunities with Tallarico and conductor Emmanuel Fratianni.

Single tickets for Video Games Live start at just $25. Visit akronsymphony.org or call 330.535.8131 for tickets and more information about the pre-concert events. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the concert as long as seats are available.

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is located at 198 Hill St. on the campus of The University of Akron. Doors open at 6 p.m.