South Dakota Symphony Orchestra: Video Games Live®
January 27, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Mary W. Sommervold Hall
Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special fx, stage show production and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience dazzle crowds of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.
Whether it’s the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, Video Games Live® will truly be a special night to remember. Meet and bond with new friends as you help to celebrate a pastime which has truly evolved into our culture. Even if you have never played a video game you’ve never heard or seen an orchestral performance quite like this.
Incorporated in 2002, Video Games Live® is the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world having performed over 250 shows in 25 countries on 5 continents. Over 11,000 people were present for the debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic and since then over 1 million people have experienced the show live. Video Games Live® has released 3 albums worldwide (all of which debuted in the Billboard Top 10) as well as an award winning full length feature DVD/Blu-Ray. In 2010 the show aired nationally on PBS and quickly became one of the top rated PBS Specials of all time. With over 100’s of ticket buyer reviews on Ticketmaster.com, Video Games Live® boasts a 4.6 (out of 5) rating. Inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest game concert in the world (over 100,000 in China), Video Games Live® continues to break new ground and thrill audiences worldwide with brand new content each year.