Experience the Evolution of “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions,” Feb. 5
January 20, 2016
Grand Rapids Symphony
616.454.9451 x 139
more than 20 years, millions of gamers have spent countless hours
capturing and training wild Pokémon to do battle with Gym Leaders and become
Pokémon tournament champions.
Now experience the thrill of a larger-than-life Pokémon
adventure at “Pokémon:
Symphonic Evolutions,” presented by the Grand Rapids Pops. The must-see,
video-game concert of the year, which sold-out performances
in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh and sold 5,000
tickets in Philadelphia, comes to DeVos Performance Hall at 8 p.m. February 5, 2016 as part of
the Grand Rapids Symphony’s Nestlé
Gerber SymphonicBOOM series.
The fuzzy tones and beeps of the game that originated on
hand-held Game Boys now give way to big-screen images enveloped by the surround
sound of the Grand Rapids Symphony, performing all-new musical arrangements,
timed to the visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games.
The concert produced by Princeton
Entertainment spans the entire
franchise, with memorable musical
highlights such as the Pokémon Red and Blue
Overture and the beautiful “Kiseki” from Pokémon X
and Y, handpicked by Pokémon film
composer Junichi Masuda for “Pokémon:
Symphonic Evolutions.” The concert also features music from the Pokémon anime
series and films such as “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” from the Pokémon
Special guest conductor Susie
Benchasil Seiter, who was here two seasons ago with a similar show, “The Legend
of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses,” with video and music from the Zelda game
series, returns to lead your Grand Rapids Symphony in the one-night only event.
Tickets start at $32 and are available at the Symphony office, weekdays 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., 300 Ottawa NW, Suite 100, (located across from the Calder Plaza), or
by calling 616.454.9451 x 4. (Phone orders will be charged a $2 per ticket
service fee, with a $12 maximum.) Tickets are available at the DeVos Place Box
Office, weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or on the day of the concert beginning two
hours prior to the performance. Tickets may also be purchased through
Ticketmaster, 800.982.2787, online at GRSymphony.org or in person at
Ticketmaster outlets: select D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare Stores and
Walmart. Tickets purchased at these locations will include a Ticketmaster
About the Grand Rapids Symphony
Grand Rapids Symphony was officially organized in 1930 and is nationally
recognized for the quality of its concerts and educational programs. Led by
Music Advisor Larry Rachleff, Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and Associate
Conductor John Varineau, nine concert series are presented, featuring a wide
range of music and performance styles. More than 400 performances are presented
each year, touching the lives of some 200,000. Nearly half of those who benefit
are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached through
extensive education and community service programs. The Symphony’s Affiliated
Organizations include the Grand Rapids Bach Festival, Grand Rapids Symphony
Chorus, Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra, and Grand Rapids
Symphony Youth Choruses. The Symphony also provides the orchestra for Opera
Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Ballet Company. To learn more about the Grand
Rapids Symphony please visit GRSymphony.org.
This activity is supported in part by an award from the Michigan
Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.