Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Live Orchestral Concert Tour Kicks Off in Washington, DC, on August 15, 2014
Hello everybody, happy Monday! I’d like to introduce you to my epic new project, POKÉMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS, a concert tour which begins August 15th in Washington, DC at the Warner Theatre. It will be a bit of an inaugural event for the Pokémon World Championships 2014. This has been the brainchild of me and co-creator Jeron Moore for over 7 months now. Jeron and I have been serving as Associate Executive Producers at Princeton Entertainment. We have all been working very closely with The Pokémon Company International to create an authentic Pokémon experience, and all the music is approved by original Pokémon composer Junichi Masuda himself.
The show is turning out awesome – we have a large 80+ piece orchestra, and I’ve been working on 80 minutes of new arrangements, putting the Pokémon music into an epic symphonic Hollywood context. The show will be conducted by my wife, and LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES conductor, Susie Seiter – who has also painstakingly orchestrated all the music. It will also feature innovative percussive and electronic accompaniment by Andrew Aversa.
I look forward to sharing this labor of love with you all as it develops. There will be some other cool surprises. The official press release is below. Tickets are on sale today! We have one show on sale at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC on August 15th, and another at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, on September 19th. Here are the links to purchase tickets…
Official Pokemon.com link!
The Warner Theatre (Washington, DC)
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia)
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Live Orchestral Concert Tour
Kicks Off in Washington, DC, on August 15, 2014
Program will feature all-new arrangements and timed visuals from
the world-renowned series of video games
BELLEVUE, WA—June 30, 2014—The Pokémon Company International and Princeton Entertainment announced today that the official Pokémon live orchestral concert series, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, will premiere at the famed Warner Theater in Washington, DC on Friday, August 15, 2014. The 2014 Pokémon World Championships will also be held in the nation’s capital that weekend, August 16–17, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The premiere performance in Washington, DC will be followed by a performance at Philadelphia’s Mann Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, September 19th. More dates, locations, and ticket information for the concert series will be announced soon and further details, including how to purchase tickets now to the Washington, DC and Philadelphia performances, can be found at PokemonSymphony.com.
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will take audiences of all ages on a powerful musical retrospective through the popular video game franchise’s most memorable melodies. This exciting new concert tour reunites key creative producers from the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses concert tour.
With more than 260 million video games sold since its debut in 1996, Pokémon continues to provide memorable entertainment around the world. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions gives loyal fans and newcomers a chance to experience the evolution of the franchise through all-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals drawing from classic and recent Pokémon video games including:
- Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Yellow
- Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, Pokémon Crystal
- Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon Emerald
- Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, Pokémon Platinum
- Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
- Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
“Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is going to be a spectacular showcase of the memorable music that has been a hallmark of the Pokémon franchise for nearly 20 years,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “The concert series serves as a thank-you to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories. We’re looking forward to seeing fans of all ages meeting up and enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.”
Visit PokemonSymphony.com for more Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions news and information.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.
About Princeton Entertainment
Princeton Entertainment has earned an international reputation as a premier producer of concerts combining orchestras with popular recording artists and other elements. Princeton’s productions have set the bar for exciting, new and creative performances with stars as varied as James Taylor, Idina Menzel, Andrea Bocelli, Aretha Franklin, and Trey Anastasio; its orchestra partners include the New York Philharmonic, The Royal Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and its own American Festival Orchestra. Last year after signing and completing a touring agreement for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, two of its key creators, Jeron Moore and Chad Seiter, joined Princeton Entertainment. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is the first production from this exciting new creative team. Current touring plans call for the production to reach five continents.