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March 27, 2006 (Review of "Video Games Live")

Multimedia show delights crowd in S.J.

By Mark Whittington, Mercury News
Symphony Silicon Valley married symphonic music and digital art at the Video Games Live concert Friday at the San Jose Civic Auditorium.

The sold-out crowd loved all 2/1/2 hours, delighted to hear rousing scores from Warcraft and Halo as the lush game graphics were projected on a huge video screen.

The orchestra and choir moved nimbly from the nostalgia of Pong and Tetris through the angular modernity of Tron, from the bouncing familiarity of Super Mario into epic operas of Myst and Advent Rising. ...

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