Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is coming to London

If you love the music from the Pokémon games, this isn't an event you want to miss

There’s a live Pokémon event coming to the UK, before the live comedy event that will be the day everyone gets their hands on Pokémon Go, and it’s for one night only. Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions, after selling out across North America, has added a single UK date to its world tour.

Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions features Susie Benchasil Seiter conducting the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra as they perform the musical themes from the core games of the series, composed by Junichi Masuda, ranging from the original Red and Blue all the way through to the sixth generation X and Y games.

Since the music in the games often loops and this would probably wear on both performers and listeners once the initial magic wears off, the music performed won’t be note for note identical to that composed by Junichi Masuda. There will instead be new arrangements based on the original music composed by Chad Seiter, as well as on-screen animations by Jeron Moore.

The evening will also provide the opportunity to meet the composer, conductor, and director afterwards in an organised meet and greet.

Whether you love the rush of the battle themes, or the relaxing sounds of Pallet Town Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions looks set to be an unmissable event for fans of the Pokémon series and it will take place in London’s Hammersmith Apollo on December 20th. Tickets haven’t gone on sale just yet, but you can sign up for alerts so that you can be first to grab a couple here. Here’s a little something to get you in the mood:

One thing’s for sure, this isn’t going to be anything like a yawn-inducing Jigglypuff performance and we’re digging out our Pokéflutes already.


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