U-Live announced today that Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, the official live event celebrating the world-renowned video game series, will receive its UK Premiere (as well as European Premiere) on Sunday 20th December at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, following sold-out performances across North America. With Susie Benchasil Seiter conducting the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in London, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions combines a full orchestra and large-screen video projections to bring to life newly expanded musical themes and visual material directly inspired by the game.
Officially endorsed by The Pokémon Company International and produced by Princeton Entertainment, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions features music composed by Chad Seiter (based on the game themes composed by Junichi Masuda) and animation conceptualized and directed by Jeron Moore. Performances of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions create an opportunity for fans of all ages, to meet up with friends to catch, battle and trade Pokémon from their favourite games. There will also be an opportunity to meet Susie, Chad, and Jeron during the after show poster signing.
All-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from Pokémon video games spanning all six generations, including:
Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
“Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is a spectacular showcase of the memorable music that has been a hallmark of Pokémon for nearly 20 years,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “The concert is a thank you to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories of Pokémon. We look forward to seeing fans of all ages enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.”
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20 December 2015, 7:30pm.
Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
45 Queen Caroline St, London W6 9QH
See website for ticket prices: u-live.com/pokemon or AXS.com or Eventimapollo.com
Visit pokemonsymphony.com for more Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions news and information
Venue Box Office: 0844 249 4300
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Susie Benchasil Seiter
Executive Producer: Princeton Entertainment Organization
Wednesday 23rd September 2015