Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

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Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions
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ConductorSusie Seiter
LocationUnited States, Canada, and Europe
Start dateAugust 15, 2014
Websitehttp://www.pokemonsymphony.com/

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is a series of official musical concerts presented by The Pokémon Company and produced by Princeton Entertainment, featuring the music of the Pokémon series.

Music[edit]

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions presents orchestrated music from Pokémon games over the years and other popular songs from the franchise's history, such as the "Pokémon Theme".[1] The name "Symphonic Evolutions" refers not only to the concert program but also to the constant change in the Pokémon series, such as: Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon Emerald, Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, and Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The concert also highlighted music from the Pokémon anime series and films. The final world performance of the show was at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on January 6, 2018.

Concerts have been conducted by Susie Seiter and orchestrated by her husband, Chad Seiter and his co-worker Jeron Moore.[2]

History[edit]

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Schedule[edit]

Date City Country Venue
August 15, 2014 Washington, D.C.[1] United States Warner Theatre[2]
August 16, 2014
September 19, 2014 Philadelphia[1] Mann Center[3]
January 17, 2015 Pittsburgh[4] Heinz Hall[5]
May 1, 2015
(rescheduled to July 1, 2015 due to 2015 Baltimore protests)
Baltimore[4] Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall[6]
May 29, 2015 Raleigh Meymandi Concert Hall
June 6, 2015 New York City The Theater at Madison Square Garden
June 12, 2015 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
June 13, 2015 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
June 14, 2015 Buffalo Shea's Performing Arts Center
June 19, 2015 Milwaukee Riverside Theater
June 20, 2015 Chicago Chicago Theatre
July 9, 2015 San Diego Embarcadero Marina Park South
July 11, 2015 Los Angeles The Greek Theatre
July 12, 2015 San Jose City National Civic
July 18, 2015 Vienna Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
July 22, 2015 Vancouver Canada The Orpheum
July 25, 2015 Houston United States Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
July 26, 2015
August 20, 2015 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
August 22, 2015 Boston Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 28, 2015 Toronto Canada Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
August 30, 2015 Montreal Place des Arts
September 11, 2015
(cancelled[7])
Detroit United States Fox Theatre
September 12, 2015
(cancelled[7])
Indianapolis Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
September 15, 2015 Seattle Benaroya Hall
September 17, 2015 Portland Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
October 21, 2015 Guadalajara Mexico Auditorio Telmex
October 23, 2015 Mexico City Arena Ciudad de Mexico
October 25, 2015 Monterrey Arena Monterrey
November 17, 2015 Adelaide Australia Adelaide Festival Centre
November 20, 2015 Sydney Sydney Opera House
November 21, 2015
December 3, 2015 Clearwater United States Ruth Eckerd Hall
December 4, 2015 Orlando Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
January 2, 2016 Fort Worth Bass Performance Hall
January 24, 2016 Pittsburgh Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
February 5, 2016 Grand Rapids DeVos Performance Hall
May 14, 2016 St. Louis
May 15, 2016
June 14, 2016
July 10, 2016 Philadelphia United States Mann Center
August 12, 2016 Santiago[8] Chile Teatro Coliseo
September 30, 2016 Milwaukee United States Riverside Theater
October 7, 2016 (cancelled[9]) Paris France Le Grand Rex
October 8, 2016 (cancelled[9])
October 29, 2016 Dallas United States Music Hall at Fair Park
October 31, 2016 Mexico City Mexico Pepsi Center WTC
November 1, 2016
November 19, 2016 Atlanta United States Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
December 3, 2016 Miami Adrienne Arsht Center
December 19, 2016 London United Kingdom Hammersmith Apollo
December 20, 2016
January 7, 2017 Austin United States Long Center for the Performing Arts
March 4, 2017 Salt Lake City Abravanel Hall
March 9, 2017 Denver Boettcher Concert Hall
March 31, 2017 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates The Corniche
April 30, 2017 Orlando United States Walt Disney Theater
May 6, 2017 Toronto Canada Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Setlist[edit]

Introduction

  1. Overture
  2. Pallet Town (from Red, Blue, and Yellow)
  3. Prepare for Trouble (from Red, Blue, and Yellow)
  4. Born to be a Champion (from Red, Blue, and Yellow)
  5. Ecruteak City (from Gold, Silver, and Crystal)
  6. Songs of the Towers (from Gold, Silver, and Crystal)
  7. ... (from Gold, Silver, and Crystal)
  8. Ancients of Hoenn (from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald)
  9. Falling Ashes (from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald)
  10. End of the Road (from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald)
  11. Dreams and Adventures (from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum)
  12. Routes of Sinnoh (from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum)
  13. The Lake Guardians (from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum)

Intermission

  1. Pokémon Center
  2. The Day I Became King (from Black and White)
  3. N-Counter (from Black and White)
  4. Farewell (from Black and White)
  5. An Eternal Prison (from X and Y)
  6. Welcome to Kalos (from X and Y)
  7. Professor Sycamore (from X and Y)
  8. Friends, Fights & Finales (from X and Y)

Encore

  1. Gotta Catch 'em All (Pokémon Theme)
  2. KISEKI

Tour Merchandise[edit]

The official merchandise of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions includes two posters and an official T-shirt. The T-shirts are black in colour and feature the official maestro Pikachu artwork from promotional materials for the concerts. One poster is white and features the maestro Pikachu artwork. The other is black and features the official artwork of Pikachu with Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle.

The T-shirts each cost $35 in Canada, $30 in Australia, and £25 in the UK. The two posters each cost $25 in Canada, $20 in Australia, and £15 in the UK. In Canada, they could be purchased as a pair for $35.

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Karmali, Luke. "POKÉMON: Symphonic Evolutions Orchestral Concert Tour". IGN. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b Seiter, Chad (June 29, 2014). "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Live Orchestral Concert Tour Kicks Off in Washington, DC, on August 15, 2014". Chad Seiter, Composer. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions". The Mann. Mann Center. September 19, 2014. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "New Orchestral Concert Tour Date Announced!". pokemon.com. December 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra". Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. January 17, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions". Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. February 16, 2014. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour | Pokemon.com". www.pokemon.com. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
  8. ^ "Exitoso espectáculo ~Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions~ llega a Chile". Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Concert Pokémon annulé en France !". Retrieved September 28, 2016.