LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Ford Theatres, alongside Musicians at Play (MAP) Foundation,composer Chad Seiter, Juncture Media and Materia Collective present the first-ever GAME THEORY concert on October 5, 2019.
Award-winning and critically acclaimed composers Chad Seiter (ReCore), Austin Wintory (Journey), Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie),Laura Shigihara (Plants vs. Zombies, Rakuen), Lena Raine (Celeste), and Jake Kaufman (Shovel Knight) have scored music to some of the most popular video games from the past decade. They will each appear on stage during the concert event to introduce and talk about their fantastic work. In addition to their existing scores, the concert will also feature all-new original compositions written specifically for this show.
“This is Musicians at Play’s fourth year presenting a concert at the beautiful Ford Theatres in Hollywood,” says Musicians at Play (MAP) Foundation Executive Director April Williams. “We are proud to celebrate Game Theory with Chad Seiter’s vision and some of today’s most innovative Indie Video Game Composers and their fantastic music, performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra.”
GAME THEORY is an exhilarating and fun night of symphonic & electronic game music and solo performances. Conducted by composer and music director Chad Seiter and featuring the 60-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra, GAME THEORY provides a rare opportunity to hear these scores performed live and gives an inspiring look into the wonderous world of video games.
“I really look forward to presenting GAME THEORY to the world,” says Composer and Music Director Chad Seiter. “The music created for independent video games is excellent and definitely deserves to be presented with a live symphony orchestra. I’m excited to work with all the composers to create new arrangements of their music and to hear their stories on the stage.”
CHAD SEITER, Composer and Music Director for GAME THEORY (The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions, ReCore, LEGO Jurassic World, STAR TREK, FRINGE) composes original scores for film, television, and video games, combining his creative voice with his love of the orchestra. Chad’s symphonic concerts have performed for sold-out audiences with hundreds of the world’s leading orchestras. More information and music at www.chadseiter.com
ABOUT THE COMPOSERS:CHAD SEITER, Composer and Music Director for GAME THEORY (The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions, ReCore, LEGO Jurassic World, STAR TREK, FRINGE) composes original scores for film, television, and video games, combining his creative voice with his love of the orchestra. Chad’s symphonic concerts have performed for sold-out audiences with hundreds of the world’s leading orchestras. More information and music at www.chadseiter.com
AUSTIN WINTORY (Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Journey, The Banner Saga, ABZÛ) has built his career on exploration and curiosity. Austin’s body of work is extensive, including nearly 50 feature films, dozens of video games, and regular concert appearances all around the world. His score for the PlayStation 3 game Journey made history when it became the first-ever GRAMMY®-nominated video game score.
GRANT KIRKHOPE (Yooka-Laylee, GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Perfect Dark) has created soundtracks for video games that have sold in excess of 30 million copies. Grant’s musical prowess has spanned multiple styles and genres, from electronic to live orchestral throughout his extensive composing career.
LAURA SHIGIHARA (Rakuen, Plants vs. Zombies, To the Moon, Deltarune) in addition to being a composer, is a video game developer and creator of the highly acclaimed RPG Rakuen. Laura has worked on more than 30 published titles and has collaborated with world-renowned Japanese composer Yasunori Mitsuda on the official Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross Arrangement Album.
LENA RAINE (Celeste, Guild Wars 2, Hackmud) combines her love of storytelling and music to create her original video game music scores. Lena’s 11-year career has found her composing for the award-winning PC game Guild Wars 2, the widely acclaimed video game Celeste,as well as various EPs and singles of her own work.
JAKE KAUFMAN (Shovel Knight, DuckTales: Remastered, Contra 4) started composing for video games after building his reputation as a cornerstone of the online video game music community. His career extends to composing and writing lyrics for Power Overwhelming, the debut album of parody supergroup Big Bad Boses.
Tickets including curated merchandise bundles from partner Materia Collective are on sale now at www.GameTheoryConcert.com.
All proceeds from the show will support Musicians at Play Foundation and their mission of education and mentorship through music. Event Sponsorship opportunities are available on a variety of levels. Proceeds go to fund music education programs in schools and are tax deductible.
ADDITIONAL EVENT DETAILS:
Ticket prices start at [$35]; Reserved seating. Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more visit FordTheatres.org. Onsite parking is limited and stacked. $12 per vehicle for evening shows. Carpool and save: three or more people per vehicle pay only $7 for parking for evening shows. A FREE shuttle to the Ford services the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga. The Ford shuttle stops in the “kiss and ride” area and cycles every 20 minutes. Non-stacked parking is available off-site for only $8, with free shuttle service to the Ford, please check the website for details. Dress warmly for outdoor seating. This event is part of the Ford Theatres 2019 Season, an eclectic series of music, dance, theatre, film and family events that represent the diversity of the region. Ford programs nurture artists, arts organizations and audiences through initiatives designed to encourage participation in the arts. The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. The Ford Theatres is a smoke-free facility.
ABOUT THE FORD The John Anson Ford Theatres are owned by the County of Los Angeles and operated in partnership with the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation. Situated in a 32-acre regional park in the Cahuenga Pass, the Ford Theatres complex is one of the oldest performing arts venues in Los Angeles still in use. This event is part of the Ford Theatres 2019 Season, an eclectic series of music, dance, theatre, film and family events that represent the diversity of the region. Ford programs nurture artists, arts organizations and audiences through initiatives designed to encourage participation in the arts. The Ford is located off the 101 Hollywood Freeway at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass. Grounds open two hours before show time for picnicking. In addition to a variety of food and beverages available on site, patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink (wine and beer are allowed). A complete season schedule, onsite dining options, directions, and parking information can be found at FordTheatres.org.
ABOUT MUSICIANS AT PLAY (MAP) FOUNDATION Musicians at Play (MAP) Foundation effects change through our education, mentorship and live music programs. The foundation is made up of a global group of entertainment, and music professionals (inclusive of a board, staff and volunteers, artists, film makers, composers, educators, and historians) who make significant contributions to the diversity of the LA music scene. They are committed to “giving back” to the community and work together to present the composers, musicians, and vocalists who make LA the international music capital it is today. MAP provides music education and mentorship to enhance growth by developing imagination, language, reasoning and intellectual curiosity. MAP offers access to professional musicians through a robust local mentorship program, providing students with role models and guidance. MAP is founded on the basis that live performance instills confidence in students’ abilities, builds teamwork and teaches students responsible risk taking. Finally, MAP creates diverse experience among the greater Los Angeles community. The Musicians at Play (MAP) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more, visit us at www.MusiciansatPlay.org.
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