I know thatAtlus was talking about getting together next month for the next Boston pre-PAX_EC community gathering. Is anyone interested in getting a crew together to check out the Video Game Orchestra concert on Dec. 4th at Berklee? If you have not seen this ensemble perform, it is pretty cool. We could catch dinner and drinks and talk social stuff before hand. If anyone is interested, let me know. The show is on Dec. 5th at 7 pm and costs $15 ($10 for 18 & younger).UPDATE
So Far here is who we have confirmed (or maybe'ed) for this eventConfirmed
heels +1 enforcer
VisionOfClarity (dinner only?)
Avatrix (dinner only)
It looks like we are going to go with the Cheese Cake Factory due to its varied menu and ability to seat large groups. If you are dead set against the CCF, speak now or forever hold your tongue. We will plan to meet there for dinner around 5 pm to give us time to get to Berklee by 7 pm. The address is:
115 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02199
Other suggested dinner options:
- Summer Shack (souther seafood)
- Bukowski's (not sure if minumum age is 21)
- Cheesecake Factory at the Pru
- P.F Chang's at the Pru
- Cactus Club (although to be honest there will be a line on a Saturday)
- The Other Side Cafe
- Other Suggestions
So just post your preference as a reply and I will keep track. Or if one of the mods can change this into a poll, go for it. Have to run, late for work! Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.
Here are some updates from Shota Nakama of the VGO regarding the December 5th ConcertPosted 11-9-09
"Video Game Orchestra’s presents ~Awakening~
Full group's comeback to Berklee Performance Center on December 5th, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts – October 12th, 2009 – Video Game Orchestra
(VGO) will hit the Berklee Performance Center (BPC) stage again on
December 5th, 2009 at 7:30 pm, nine months after its previous premium
sold out success at the venue.
Nearly a hundred musicians will be presenting new arrangements of the
classic such as Super Mario and Final Fantasy, as well as music from
newer games such as God of War, Silent Hill, and Metal Gear Solid.
Featured guests include Wataru Hokoyama, an accomplished film/video
game composer. His score for the SONY Playstation3 game “Afrika” has
won him both critical acclaims and industry awards.
) He will be guest conducting a orchestral suite
“This concert ~Awakening~ is going to feature the full VGO, as it is
waking up from a long 9 months of sleep,” said Shota Nakama, the
founder and director of VGO. “We will be representing diverse styles
of music and our renowned symphonic rock style with even better,
impressive performance quality. We WILL surprise you.”
The concert is $10 for students or 18 under, and $15 for the general
public ($5+ on the day of). Purchase can be made at either
ticketmaster.com or Berklee Performance Center, located at 136
Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. (visit berkleebpc.com or call
617-747-2261 for more information.)
A pioneer in raising awareness of video game music repertoire, VGO
makes its tribute by performing non-stop at different venues and video
game related events. The show this early May in front of about 5000
people earned VGO praise for its outstanding performance and
contribution to the video game industry. As what Boston Local media
described, VGO “is the new sound for the new generation.”
About the VGO
VGO is a contemporary orchestra that performs orchestral arrangements
of video game music. Founded in May 2008, VGO is the first and only
student-run orchestra that showcase these interactive media
compositions. It comprises of a 45-piece symphony, a 40-piece choir,
and a 5-piece rock band. The regional and international award-winning
musicians come from over 20 countries. This multi-cultural diversity
contributes to the source of VGO’s unique signature.
Production Manager[email protected]
Subject: Guest Announcement & Official Flyer!
Greetings, VGO fans!
We are proud to announce that Wataru Hokoyama, the composer of AFRIKA and Resident Evil 5, is attending our concert to guest conduct his own AFRIKA Suite!!! Wataru is one of the upcoming composers in Hollywood, and his critically acclaimed AFRIKA soundtrack received numerous awards including Hollywood Music Awards, G.A.N.G. Awards, and Ubeda Film Music Festival Goldspirit Awards. We are all very excited to have him working with us - Don't miss his performance!
The next Video Game Orchestra concert tickets-- subtitled 'Awakening'--will be available for purchase. You can get them at Ticketmaster or if you are in the Boston area, you can purchase your tickets in advance at the Berklee Performance Center in person at 136 Massachusetts Ave. Boston MA 02115.
Ticket prices are as follow:
Student or 18 under: $10 ($15 the day of)
General Public: $15 ($20 the day of)
Please note that you may download/view the concert poster at http://www.facebook.com/l/e7f5c;vgo-online.org/news.htm
** Ticketmaster link:http://www.facebook.com/l/e7f5c;www.ticketmaster.com/Video-Game-Orchestra-presents-Awakening-tickets/artist/1368972
See you all on December 5th! : )
- VGO Team