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Utah Symphony: "Video Games Live!" on Dec. 30

Published December 21, 2011 11:26 am

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>The Utah Symphony is bringing "Video Games Live!" back to Salt Lake City audiences for a bonus round Friday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. in Abravanel Hall, featuring music from some of the most popular video games of all time. With Emmanuel Fratianni conducting, the Utah Symphony will perform video game favorites ranging from the old retro arcade classics to the modern console hits and include exclusive video clips.

The musical arrangements will be enhanced by synchronized lighting, solo performers, special effects and electronic percussionists.

The performance also includes interactive segments, inviting people from the audience to compete on stage while the Utah Symphony plays the music in perfect synchronization to the visuals on screen. Video game enthusiasts attending the concert can also participate in a pre-show festival and post-show meet-n-greet. The pre-show will include game demonstrations and competitions, costume contests and prizes. The post-show meet-n-greet, following the energetic performance of the Utah Symphony will feature industry designers/creators, composers/sound designers, voice actors, performers and other special guests. Tickets for the evening performances range from $28 to $85 and can be purchased by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787), in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office or by visiting http://www.usuo.org. Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.

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