Play Concert coming up

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That's right, the legendary Play symphony will be hitting Detroit in July.  Here's your chance to see game music maestros like Koji Kondo conduct their masterpeices, from games like Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda.  We've sure come a long way since the days of midi clicks and beeps.


Cutting-Edge Concert Series to Celebrate the Music of Electronic Gaming

July 12, 2006 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 25, 2006 - JMP Productions has announced that
the city of Detroit will be the second North American stop on the world tour
of "PLAY! A Video Game Symphony."  A new concert series that draws its
scores from a catalogue of blockbuster video games, "PLAY!" will be
performed at the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at
8:00 p.m.

Brought to vibrant life by a full orchestra and choir, the "PLAY!" concert
features award-winning music from popular video game titles including Final
FantasyR, Silent HillR, Battlefield 1942T, Metal Gear SolidR, The Legend Of
ZeldaR, World of WarcraftR, Sonic The HedgehogTM, The Elder Scrolls IIIR:
MorrowindTM, and ShenmueT.  Outstanding graphics on large screens above the
orchestra will accompany the scores to highlight memorable moments from the

"We look forward to taking the 'PLAY!' world tour to the Max M. Fisher Music
Center," says Jason Michael Paul, producer of "PLAY!"  "While it may be best
known as home to the world's greatest classical music as performed by the
renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra, this stunning performing arts complex
has built a reputation as a destination for all types of music and music
lovers.  Video game fans and serious music aficionados alike will feel
welcome there."

The two-hour concert will be performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and
chorus and conducted by Grammy Award-winning artist Arnie Roth.  "It's no
secret among game lovers and connoisseurs of orchestral music that some of
today's most thrilling scores are coming out of the video game genre," says
Roth.  "This spectacular concert series speaks to the growing popularity and
artistic sophistication of this form of entertainment and will attract
people of all generations to some of the world's greatest concert halls."

Tickets to the "PLAY!" concert in Detroit are available at

Additional "PLAY!" concert dates are scheduled for Philadelphia, Virginia,
and Toronto.  For more details, visit
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