VGL RETURNS TO BRAZIL!!
Fri Oct 7, 2011, 12:00 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO BRAZIL FOR ITS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR!
BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT JOINS FORCES WITH VGL IN BRAZIL!
Event will include special guests composer Russell Brower of Blizzard Entertainment, Hokoyama Wataru (Resident Evil 5) and performer Laura "Flute Link" Intravia
Rio de Janeiro, RJ – October 5, 2011 – Video Games Live (VGL), the most popular video game concert in the world, returns to Brazil for the sixth consecutive year. The event brings to audiences the experience of a traditional concert with a full orchestra and choir, coupled with the energy of a rock concert. The show will also feature synchronized video from some of the most famous games in history projected on a huge screen while the orchestra performs the music live.
The VGL 2011 edition will feature new music and special guests, including Blizzard Entertainment’s director of audio, Russell Brower. For the first time in Brazil, Brower will conduct his own compositions in a special set dedicated to Blizzard Entertainment's titles, including tracks from the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. The Brazilian tour will also feature Hokoyama Wataru from Resident Evil® 5, and internet sensation Laura "Flute Link" Intravia.
The show will take place in Rio de Janeiro (09/10 – Centro de Convenções SulAmérica), Porto Alegre (12/10 –Teatro SESI), and São Paulo (15/10 – HSBC Brasil).
Launched in 2005 at the Hollywood Bowl to over 11,000 fans Video Games Live has become a worldwide sensation around the world. "Our goal is to provide the audience with the experience of a symphony orchestra, a show of lights, video game cinematics, and interaction with the crowd. This changes the perception of what your average orchestra performance, and it's fun for the whole family," says Tallarico, which has toured cities like Los Angeles, Taiwan, Seattle, Tokyo, San Francisco and Beijing. Video Games Live will feature the Villa Lobos Simphonica Orchestra, formed by 43 musicians, will perform in sync with the game cinematics projected onscreen.
VGL is sponsored by Petrobras and Oi, and promoted and produced by Conexão Cultural from Rio, under the direction of Sergio Murilo Carvalho, who has brought VGL to Brazil since its first Brazilian show in 2006.
For more information on the Video Games Live 2011 Brazilian Tour, please visit the official website at http://www.videogameslive.com.br.
About Tommy Tallarico
Tommy Tallarico (www.tallarico.com) has composed tracks for over 275 games including Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Spider Man, Earthworm Jim, Unreal, Mortal Kombat, Sonic, Metroid Prime and Time Crisis) and is in the Guinness Book of World Records. Tommy is also the founder and president the Game Audio Network Guild - GANG (www.audiogang.org), a non-profit organization that aims to promote excellence in audio for games.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
About Conexão Cultural
Company directed by cultural producer Sergio Murilo Carvalho, who has worked for over 20 years in the entertainment business. Conexão Cultural (www.conexaocultural.com.br) brought to Brazil the Video Games Live concert in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, besides the event to celebrate 440 years of Rio de Janeiro (2005) and Music Brazil Fair (2007).
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