The National Philharmonic, accompanied by the National Philharmonic Chorale, performed the world touring interactive concert "Video Games Live" on Saturday at the Music Center at Strathmore.
"Video Games Live" puts music from the most-popular and most-recognized video games in the hands of renowned orchestras and chorale groups. The show features interactive and synchornized video game visuals that match the orchestral musical performance.
The two performances of "Video Games Live" presented at Strathmore featured a Tetris piece arranged by the University of Maryland, College Park's student-run Gamers Symphony Orchestra.
Tommy Tallarico, the creator and producer of "Video Games Live", stressed the cultural significance and artistic value of video games—both musically and visually—throughout the performance.