Gamers Get Cultural

coolstuffHow do you get gamers off the couch and into Heinz Hall?

You bring “Video Games Live” to Pittsburgh and add the PSO and Mendelssohn Choir to it.

It would be nice to say this is a first, especially with the PSO involved, but it isn’t. This show has already taken place in multiple countries (which many subsidize the show to help get a younger generation involved with culture).

Considering that many games soundtracks are not rock oriented (and even if they are, many of the producers are classically trained anyway), the mix of culture and gaming has a chance to gel well. Shelly Fuerte of the PSO has experienced the show prior to coming to Pittsburgh, and the success was mentioned to PSO president Larry Tamburri.

Click Here for info on the event this weekend, or Click Here to read the article by Sharon Eberson of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

swbkudos2A definite Kudos from SWB to the best symphony in the world (and it’s staff) for breaking generational walls to bring culture into everyone’s lives.

Continue on … we need more of this in Pittsburgh.



PS – hmmmm ….. I wonder if you get a free Mario Bros. bobble head if you are one of the first 300 or so? …. 🙂

The PSO will be listed in SWB Recommends

  1. Trish
    July 8, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Regarding Video Games Live (VGL)… it is a FIRST in PITTSBURGH! Yes, it has been all around the world, but this is the show’s first stop in our city! Also, this is a really different show for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to perform – very out of the box of the usual programming at Heinz Hall!

  2. Trish
    July 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    PS… No free bobblehead, but there are activities (including a “guitar video game” competition). Doors open at 6:30, so come early and have FUN!

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