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Video Games Live in Nawlins, features Halo and Mass Effect composers

Wednesday, 24th March 2010 13:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Video Games Live has announced special guests for a concert in New Orleans where attendees can hear some of their favorite videogame compositions performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Taking place at on April 1 at the Pontchartrain Center, the show is to be filmed by PBS and special guests include Ralph Baer as well as composers from Halo, Blizzard, God of War, Mass Effect, Earthworm Jim, Civilization IV and more.

The special event will be broadcast on PSB July 31 and a companion DVD, Blu-Ray and album will be sold with all proceeds going to public television.

Taking the stage will be 88 year-old Ralph Baer, who will demonstrate his original “brown-box” gaming system and challenge one audience member to a match while the symphony provides the sounds. Mr. Baer will be available to sign autographs and get pictures taken during the post-show meet & greet festivities.

Also in the meet & greet will be veteran game composers Tommy Tallarico (Earthworm Jim/Advent Rising) and Jack Wall (Myst/Mass Effect). Marty O’Donnell (Halo), Russell Brower (Blizzard), Gerard Marino (God of War), Christopher Tin (Civilization IV) will also be available.

Soloists will include Martin Leung on piano and Laura “Flute Link” Intravia as well as the original vocal soloists for the segments being performed.

Pre-show festivities include a costume contest, game demos, prize give-a-ways and a Guitar Hero competition. Costume contest and Guitar Hero competition to be filmed for the PBS Special and DVD/Blu-Ray.

If you live in the area and would like to attend, Ticketmaster has tickets on sale now for $69.99 each.

More information can be found on the official Video Games Live website.

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