Ingenious and fantastic!

The Los Angeles Times

Orchestra & Chamber Music
Video Games Live
with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Hosted by Tommy Tallarico
Featuring Jason Paige, original Pokémon television program theme song singer and Clint Bajakian, Peter McConnell, and Michael Land, original LucasArts composers

NEW SHOW for 2019, featuring performances of music from games including Final Fantasy, Zelda, Pokémon, Overwatch, Kingdom Hearts, Undertale, Okami, MegaMan, Metroid, and Earthworm Jim!

Imagine the thrill of video gaming mixed with the collective energy of a rock concert and the emotional power of a symphony orchestra, and you have an idea of the adrenaline rush that is Video Games Live! A concert event for all the senses, the interactive show created by game music composer Tommy Tallarico features the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra performing live arrangements of video game music hits, synchronized to dazzling video footage, spectacular light displays, and theatrical special effects. Whether you're a current gamer or nostalgic for the Marios and Zeldas of another era, pre- and post-concert events offer a chance to interact with others in the gaming community, and include a costume contest and meet-and-greets with top industry game composers and designers. A captivating, proudly bombastic show (The New York Times).

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Donor Benefits

Donor Parking
As a service to our donors at the $750 level and above, we offer the opportunity to reserve parking for our performances. Reserve parking online 5 business days or more in advance of the performance, or by contacting Cal Performances' Development Department at 510.642.8653 or email

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Additional information regarding donor parking benefits can be found on our Donor Services/Parking page.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]