orchestral event together.” By all accounts, even the most avid gamers are, indeed, giving Evolutions a big thumbs up. “Die-hard fans will relish in seeing their beloved childhood memories played out in front of them,” according to Game Music Online. Adds Hardcore Gamer: “It’s something purely magical that you just need to experience firsthand.” To Seiter, it’s as much about the families who flock to the performances as the music. “We’ve been getting a lot of kids coming with their parents,” she says. “We do an autograph session after the show. I love meeting and talking to members of the audience. It shows me that Evolutions is something that families enjoy experiencing together, and I think that’s a beautiful thing.”
Event: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, presented by Live Nation Entertainment and produced by Princeton Entertainment Date/Time: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2 p.m. Venue: Walt Disney Theater Notes: It’s a return engagement for this multimedia symphonic extravaganza based on the Pokémon video-game series and featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets: Prices start at $26 844.513.2014 • drphillipscenter.org
DID YOU KNOW? If you’re a Pokémon Go player, you may already have discovered that the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater is the site of a Pokémon gym. Pokémon gyms are places you can go to battle and train your Pokémon. Once you’ve reached a high enough level (five, for the uninitiated), you’ll be able to join one.
Emanuel Ax Performs Sat., Dec. 3 | 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 4 | 2 p.m. BOB CARR THEATER
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Seven-time Grammy Award winner and piano superstar Emanuel Ax performs the delightful and charming Concerto No. 2 by Beethoven. Also on the program are Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Beethoven’s heroic Overture to Egmont and an exciting world premiere by Lisa Bielawa. Classics Series Sponsor
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