It seems like many top tier orchestras are getting mileage from video game music, and now the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is getting in on the act, planning a night dedicated to Pokemon music.
For two nights — November 21 and 22 this year — the orchestra will perform music from almost every major Pokemon game at the Sydney Opera House. There are three performances in total (two on the Saturday).
Tickets seem reasonably priced. The cheapest are around $44, with premium tickets coming in at $99. As someone who has attended a couple of theatre-style shows in the last year or so, that's actually quite reasonable.
It's interesting: the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is really selling this event as a sort of overall Pokemon experience: "[d]on't miss this amazing opportunity to meet-up with friends to catch, battle, and trade Pokémon from your favourite games," says the blurb. I think this is wise. Pokemon has great music, don't get me wrong, but I don't know if it's the kind of series I'd pay big bucks to go and listen to. A broader celebration of Pokemon as a 'thing'? That's a bit more marketable.
You can find out more about the event here.
Edit: Turns out this show is going on tour throughout Australia. Vooks has a great breakdown of where and when right here.
Melbourne 13 November Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Perth 15 November Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (WASO)
Adelaide 17 November Adelaide Festival Theatre
Sydney 20 November 21 November Sydney Opera House