Pokémon! Go!
Pokémon! Go!

Calling all Pokémon fans!

Pokémon enthusiasts of all ages will flock to the Riverside on Friday night to check out "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions," a video game concert featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

The concert takes place on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Riverside Theater at 8 p.m. and features new orchestral arrangements and visuals drawn from recent and classic Pokémon video games.

"We perform an all new version of the famous Pokémon theme, ‘Gotta Catch 'Em All,’ as well as the greatest hits from each generation of Pokémon games," says Chad Seiter, the show’s producer, music director and arranger.

"Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions" also showcases the entire game chronology, beginning with Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, all the way through Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to play a "Who's That Pokémon?" pre show. They are also welcome and encouraged to bring their 3DS systems or phones so that they can "catch" Pokémon throughout the show.

The show has been touring since 2014, prior to the recent Pokémon Go craze. 

"That said, Pokémon Go has been super exciting, and we love how it's introducing this wonderful world to so many new people, and in many cases reigniting a passion for it in others," says Jeron Moore, producer and creative director of the show.

So how does a symphony adapt to what is usually electronic music? According to Seiter, better than one might expect.

"It's a fun, creative art to take classic 8-bit music and convert it to the orchestra. The results are epic," says Seiter.

The show was been designed for people of all ages and interests. "Whether you're there for the games or there for the orchestra, you'll find something to enjoy," says Moore.

Go here for tickets.


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