Heroes: A Video Game Symphony Press Kit
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In the News
"The highly acclaimed video game music concert “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” will make a stop in the Tampa Bay area on Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa."
‘Heroes’ symphony to visit Straz Center
Tampa Bay Newspapers - May 08, 2024
"Twenty years ago, event producer Jason Michael Paul was elbow-deep in the opera and classical music worlds. He worked with Luciano Pavarotti and the Three Tenors. “And my boss, the impresario Tibor Rudas, his whole mission was to being opera to the masses,” Paul explains. “Which he did successfully. So I took that as my banner, if you will. “My job was to bring video game music to the masses.”"
Symphonic ‘Heroes’ onstage at the Straz Center
The St. Pete Catalyst - May 07, 2024
"Concert producer Jason Michael Paul combined his love of video games and music to create a project using more than a dozen intellectual properties. The show will focus on the music and some of the images video gamers know and love."
Producer brings 'Heroes: A Video Game Symphony' to the Straz Center in May
WUSF NPR - April 29, 2024
"With the ever-evolving video game landscape, the music and soundtracks have only gotten better and better. This year alone has given us Rise of the Ronin, as well as Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, both of which have beautifully put together soundtracks that their respective composers poured their hearts and souls into."
Jason Michael Paul, Creator of Original Final Fantasy Concerts and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Talks Heroes: A Video Game Symphony, Rise of the Ronin, and the Music Side of the Video Game Industry (EXCLUSIVE)
FandomWire - April 30, 2024
"The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood normally hosts the biggest touring Broadway acts, attracting crowds with a sartorial sense that varies from gown and tuxedo to jeans and t-shirt. In July the audience will be decidedly different. Dressing up means donning amor and war paint. Heroes: A Video Game Symphony is coming to town. It’s a nerd fest that can only be rivaled by a NASA convention. On the bill are gaming’s most memorable soundtracks over the last few decades — World of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls, Halo, God of War, Assassin’s Creed — accompanied by gameplay, illustrations, full-motion video (similar to movie trailers) and behind-the-scenes footage."
Heroes in Song
Los Angeles Magazine - April 29, 2024
"Heroes: A Video Game Symphony is coming to the Straz Center on May 11. A live orchestra will be performing music from epic video games such as Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, Starfield, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, God of War, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, Journey, Portal 2, and The Last of Us with scenes from the games projected onto a huge screen. For more information, visit StrazCenter.org."
Heroes: A Video Game Symphony Coming to the Straz Center on May 11
- April 24, 2024
"The highly acclaimed video game music concert “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” is coming to the iconic Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on July 6, 2024. The special show also will feature a guest appearance by legendary and award-winning composer Inon Zur, whose music from the PlayStation 5 exclusive “Rise of the Rōnin” will have a debut performance at the July 6 concert. “Rise of the Rōnin” was released in March 2024 and has already garnered critical acclaim and become one of the gaming industry’s best-selling new titles."
Nederlander Concerts - April 16, 2024
"The Oregon Symphony is putting on a unique concert. It's called "Heroes: A Video Game Symphony" and it combines music and video games"
Oregon Symphony concert brings music and video games together
KGW8 - March 04, 2024
"Think Joseph Campbell meets Halo or World of Warcraft. Jason Michael Paul still remembers the day every kid on the block wanted to use his new Sega Genesis 16-bit. “Ever since I was 5 years old, I’ve been playing video games, from playing Pong at my uncle’s house to Atari to Commodore 64—you name it,” the veteran concert producer tells WW. “It’s part of my culture, my quilt, if you will.”"
Producer Jason Michael Paul Charts a Unique Musical Journey With “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony”
Willamette Week - February 28, 2024
"The Oregon Symphony will be playing popular video game music with visuals from the actual games."
Oregon Symphony performing Diablo, Assassins Creed with video game visuals
FOX12 Oregon - February 28, 2024
"The Oregon Symphony will perform musical arrangements from beloved video games at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall"
Oregon Symphony’s ‘Heroes’ brings video game heroes to life
Oregon Public Broadcasting - January 17, 2024
"Productor, Jason Michael Paul, nos cuenta todos los detalles detrás de este espectáculo."
Heroes: A Video Game Symphony – Una historia que inició con One-Winged Angel
IGN - January 02, 2024
"In a groundbreaking fusion of video game culture and classical music, the extraordinary “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” is set to dazzle audiences. This much-anticipated concert is coming to the Tampa Bay. Organizers promise it to be a journey through the heart and soul of video game history."
Heroes: A Video Game Symphony – music for gamers by gamers
WFLA News Channel 8 - November 21, 2023
"Recently I spoke with Jason Michael Paul About the Heroes Video Game Concert."
Jason Michael Paul Talks Blizzard And The Heroes Video Game Concert
Skewed & Reviewed - September 19, 2023
"The music of some of the world's most popular video games is being reimagined in a new symphony, and it's launching its world tour right here in Baltimore."
"Heroes: A Video Game Symphony" launches world tour in Baltimore
WMAR ABC Channel 2 - August 10, 2023
"Looking back at the Symphony of the Goddesses tour, which helped usher in a new era of respect for video game music."
The Legend of Zelda Didn’t Just Make Video Game History—It Put Video Game Concerts on the Map
Pitchfork - May 12, 2023
"Many young people have never attended a symphony concert or listened to an orchestra live. Concert producer Jason Michael Paul, however, uses video games to reach an atypical audience, one that is passionate and nostalgic about games. "
Portray Stories through the Music
Yamaha - May 01, 2018
"Symphony orchestras across the country are downsizing because of dwindling attendance, but in an unusual twist, certain shows are delighting a new generation of fans and helping concert halls sell more tickets."
How video games are saving symphony orchestras
CBS News - November 07, 2015
"Concert halls feature music from ‘Zelda,’ ‘Halo’ and others; mock battles"
How Videogames Are Saving the Symphony Orchestra
The Wall Street Journal - October 12, 2015
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Jeannine Jacobi