Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions slated for regional premiere at Mother of the Nation Festival
TCA Abu Dhabi, The Pokémon Company International and Princeton Entertainment present the official
Pokémon live orchestral concert
Exclusive Main Stage festival performance for show’s debut UAE performance
All India, 23rd March 2017: Visitors to this year’s Mother of the Nation Festival on Abu Dhabi Corniche will be treated to the Middle East and Africa debut of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, an astounding musical adventure which has been performed to sell-out audiences across the world.
Featuring a live orchestra comprising more than fifty talented members, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is a signature one-off event that will be performed exclusively on the Main Stage of the festival on Friday 31 March from 7:10pm to 8pm, and has been lauded by fans at concerts in North and South America, Europe and Australasia.
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is a spellbinding multimedia experience that will guide the audience through a spectacular showcase of memorable music from over 20 years of history for one of the most recognisable video game franchises in the world.
Commenting on inviting the musical and visual spectacular to Abu Dhabi, Mubarak Al Shamisi, Director, Abu Dhabi Events Bureau said: “Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular and recognisable entertainment properties in the world. As a tribute to the importance of memories forged during childhood, this performance will be part of the Mother of the Nation festival’s extensive programme of events that reflect and uphold the essence of happiness, progress and the inspirational values of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima, and will provide entertainment for families and visitors of all backgrounds.”
The live concert which presents orchestral renditions of music accompanied by visuals from the Pokémon games, will serve up nostalgic passion for the international franchise that has captivated the imaginations of young children and fans for decades.
“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.”
The mesmerising live orchestral concert will be performed on the Main Stage during the second edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival on Friday 31 March.
About Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirates tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirates heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destinations development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
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 childrens 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. 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. Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions has reached five continents. Princetons newest production, AMERICA, a celebration of our National Parks and greatest cities in full 3D with full orchestral accompaniment launches in the fall of 2017.
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Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
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