SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., November 10, 2008 – Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. announced today that PLAY!, a symphony concert world tour with music from a catalogue of blockbuster video game titles will come back to the city of Oslo, Norway with one concert on Friday, March 20, 2009. After the great success in 2007, PLAY! will return to Scandinavia with an all new show.
Highlights of the concert will include all new video and orchestrations presented by full orchestra, and choir. Video game titles CASTLEVANIA, THE ELDER SCROLLS IV: OBLIVION, GUILD WARS, HALO, CHRONO CROSS and much more will be a part of the show as well. (Please know that the concert program is subject to change)
As a special surprise for European fans PLAY! will feature two brand-new medleys of music from Commodore 64 and Commodore Amiga classics, supervised by game music experts Chris Abbott (BACK IN TIME album series) and Jan Zottmann (IMMORTAL album series).
The concert in Oslo, Norway will take place on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 8 PM at the famous Ekeberghallen Concert Hall and will be accompanied by the attendance of video games composers from all over the world. The music will be performed by Local Orchestra and a chorus conducted by Grammy Award-winning artist Arnie Roth.
Says Jason Michael Paul, producer of PLAY!, “We are excited to return to Oslo. We have added new visuals, and new orchestrations to be performed for the first time as part of PLAY!. A concert event and cultural phenomenon not to be missed!”
Says Ola Pettersen, Co-Producer: “The PLAY!-show last time in Norway was a wonderful and unforgettable experience! The realization of PLAY! with our organization is an example showing that video game music is working with new ideas, and steadily looking for new angels on the symphonic repertoire. The PLAY!-concert was a true success and it has affected the music world and the musicians that perform the music in many ways. We are looking forward to this new show!”
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at billettservice.no.
Additional PLAY! concert dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For more details, visit www.play-symphony.com or www.play-symphony.no.
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