Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour Coming to Abravanel Hall with the Utah Symphony Featured

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 21, 2017) – On March 4 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Chad Seiter leads the Utah Symphony in a performance of “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions”. Tickets start at $48 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

After sold-out performances in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, PA and selling 5,000 tickets in Philadelphia, “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions”is the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages the chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet up with friends of all ages to catch, battle and trade Pokémon from your favorite games. All-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from recent and classic Pokémon video games, including:

-Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
-Pokémon Yellow
-Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
-Pokémon Crystal
-Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
-Pokémon Emerald
-Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
-Pokémon Platinum
-Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
-Pokémon X and Pokémon Y 

“Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions”is a spectacular showcase of the memorable music that has been a hallmark of the Pokémon franchise for nearly 20 years,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “The concert series serves as a thank you to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories with the brand. We look forward to seeing fans of all ages enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.”

Chad Seiter is an American composer living in Los Angeles, California. He has provided compositions, arrangements, and orchestrations to some of Hollywood’s biggest projects including Paramount’s “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible III” and composed music for the first season of the hit show “Fringe” and LucasArt’s “Fracture”. He is also a frequent collaborator with J.J. Abram’s production company Bad Robot. In 2013 Chad composed one hundred and twenty minutes of music for “Star Trek: The Video Game” featuring a one hundred and twenty piece orchestra. After completing “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” tour he has joined Princeton Entertainment as their Associate Executive Producer.

Jeron Moore is an American producer currently based in Portland, Oregon. He has made a broad spectrum of contributions in the video game industry ranging from video production to music direction, supervision and editing for companies including Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. Mr. Moore has served as album producer on over 12 soundtrack albums for British Academy Award-winning composer Jeremy Soule. In 2008 Jeron was brought on to be a producer for “Play! A Video Game Symphony”. In 2011 he served as lead producer and lead creative on “The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony” followed by “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses”. Currently Jeron works with his team at Princeton Entertainment as an Associate Executive Producer.


The Utah Symphony presents
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Utah Symphony
Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah

March 4 | 7:30 PM

Chad Seiter, Conductor / Composer
Jeron Moore, Lead Creative

Tickets, priced from $30-$74 ($15 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.orgor by calling (801) 533-6683. Tickets increase $5 on the day of the performance.

About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

About Princeton Entertainment
Princeton Entertainment has earned an international reputation as a premier producer of concerts combining orchestras with popular recording artists and other elements. Princeton's productions have set the bar for exciting, new, and creative performances with stars as varied as James Taylor, Idina Menzel, Andrea Bocelli, Aretha Franklin, and Trey Anastasio; its orchestra partners include the New York Philharmonic, The Royal Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and its own American Festival Orchestra. Last year, after signing and completing a touring agreement for The “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses”, two of its key creators, Jeron Moore and Chad Seiter, joined Princeton Entertainment. “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions”is the first production from this exciting new creative team. Current touring plans call for the production to reach five continents.

About the Utah Symphony
Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony is dedicated to offering orchestral performances that span the traditions of the past and challenge possibilities for our present and future audiences. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra’s parent organization, reaches 450,000 residents in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving more than 155,000 students annually. The orchestra presents more than 70 performances each season in Abravanel Hall, participates in the Utah Opera's four annual productions at the Capitol Theatre, in addition to numerous community concerts throughout Utah and the annual outdoor summer series – the Deer Valley® Music Festival –in Park City, Utah. With its many subscription, education, and outreach concerts and tours the Utah Symphony is one of the most engaged full-time orchestras in the nation. For more information visit www.utahsymphony.org.


Season Sponsor for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.