Video games are like life: a bewildering maze filled with challenges, where the only way to get ahead is to have your pet dinosaur eat the boss. Take a break from reality with this GrouponLive deal to see Play! A Video Game Symphony performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Choose between the following options:
- $27 for one ticket for balcony-level seating (a $55 value)
- $37 for one ticket for main-level seating (a $75 value)<p>
Choose from the following showtimes: * Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m. * Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. * Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m.<p>
Led by the sweeping baton of conductor Andy Brick, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has traversed the globe to pay homage to computerized compositions with Play! A Video Game Symphony. Recognizable suites from beloved games reverberate off the spruce wood canopy of Jack Singer Concert Hall, coming to life under virtuosic strings, brass, and woodwinds backed by thunderous percussion. The whimsical blips of Super Mario Bros. transform into full-bodied bursts of euphony, and the musicians further elevate the cinematic scope of the scores from World of Warcraft and The Legend of Zelda. Giant video screens display colourful graphics and game footage during the show, bringing to mind childhood afternoons on the couch and ill-fated campaigns for mayor of Sim City. Before the performance, a festival and costume contest get audiences in the mood for the aural and visual spectacle to come.