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Video Games Live and GenCon Storm Indiana

Right off the heels of the recent success in Houston and Chicago, renowned video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall are preparing for the first ever video game concert in Indiana. Video Games Live features music from the most popular video games performed by top orchestras and choirs around the world, combining exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Two special performances will take place on Friday, August 11th and Saturday, August 12th at 8pm during Gen Con, the biggest, best attended and longest running table gaming convention in the world for the past 40 years. Last year Gen Con conventions drew more than 100,000 attendees.

Both shows will be performed with the Indianapolis Symphony at the prestigious Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of America’s leading orchestras whose mission is to advance the enjoyment and appreciation of symphonic music through performances at the highest artistic level and innovative programs that challenge, educate, enrich, and entertain. Constructed in 1916, the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis was one of the first motion picture palaces west of New York built especially for the purpose of showing feature-length photoplays. The historic theater also featured many of the leading entertainers of their eras, including Tommy Dorsey, Spike Jones, Frank Sinatra, Rudy Vallee, Glenn Miller, and Dizzy Gillespie among others. The Hilbert Circle Theatre is one of the few prominent early 20th century movie palaces that remains active and in operation today.

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“Performing Video Games Live with such a distinguished orchestra, venue, and convention helps to further legitimize the important cultural and artistic aspects of video games and their music,” said Tommy Tallarico, famed video game composer and co-creator/executive producer of Video Games Live. “We are continuing to spread the word city by city that video game music and video games can be appreciated by all.” “At Gen Con we are always looking for new and interesting ways to make each and every Con the best it can be for our thousands of attendees each year,” said Peter Adkison, CEO of Gen Con. “We love the fact that Video Games Live will be at Indy this weekend.”

Video Games Live is once again opening the doors early to present a pre-show festival from 7:00pm – 8:00pm which is FREE to all ticket holders. Tickets ($22 – $62) for both shows are currently on sale at the Indianapolis Symphony website: http://www.indianapolissymphony.org/season/production.aspx?id=1131andsrc=t