Video Games Live: Bonus Round at NJPAC, 12/29-30

Read to the end for a ticket giveaway for tomorrow’s show.

Imagine, if you will, the convergence of live, interactive video games, a full symphony orchestra, and a hi-tech electronic light and stage show.

Hard to picture? No need to wonder — head to NJPAC this Wednesday and Thursday (12/29 -30) at 7:30 p.m. and see the Video Games Live: Bonus Round show for yourself.

This immersive concert event features some of the very best video game music (from games including Mario™, Chrono Cross™ and Chrono Trigger™, Final Fantasy VII®, Bioshock, Mass Effect™, Zelda™ and Mega Man), performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and accompanied by video game imagery, dazzling lighting effects, live action and audience interactivity.

“This is a concert for everyone, not just for hardcore gamers,” says Video Games Live founder Tommy Tallarico, who has been composing music for video games for almost two decades. “It’s not just a game music symphony—it’s music completely synchronized to cutting-edge visual effects and rock-and-roll lighting. You can know nothing about video games and still be blown away.”

Ticketholders are invited to arrive early to play their favorite games in the Prudential Hall lobby.

Baristanet has a set of four tickets to give away for tomorrow’s show, 12/29, 7:30 p.m. The tickets will all go to one winner, so that he/she can invite family and friends. The prize will go to the first person to answer the question below as a comment. Please don’t enter if you can’t go.

QUESTION: Who is the current Conductor Laureate for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra?

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  1. Darn, took my lunchbreak too late to post the answer first. Couldn’t come up with a video game-related question? JK 😉

    gr8sk8: It’s “Jarvi” when you’re aiming to post quickly and without knowledge of how to add characters to the standard keyboard alphabet. Honestly, learn to lighten up.

  2. willyp: An answer is either correct or it isn’t, I guess I’m at fault for pointing that out. You’re right, let’s let it slide. Go ahead, let’s use both metric and imperial numbers when launching vehicles into space. And you know, “Brownie, he’s doing a heck of a job.” Speaking of which, a C average is perfectly acceptable for a world leader as long as he’s got a powerful dad. Anyhoo, I have to go and shovel my roadway, I don’t pay enough in taxes for my street to have been plowed or my recycling picked up. But it’s ok, I’m lightening up.

  3. Why yes gr8sk8, the Hurricane Katria FEMA response is similar to someone not knowing how to type in “ä” on a keyboard, that’s an entirely reasonable response. I was also unaware that snow fell only in your neighborhood and cleanup was an issue only where you live, hence your frustrating manifesting as overly-snarky responses to a mistype. Thank you for clarifying.

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