Pokémon Day at Dr. Phillips Center Sunday, April 30: Symphonic Evolutions, Free MiniCon and More

Free Event on Seneff Arts Plaza and Special Behind-the-Scenes Educational Programming for local students in tandem with performance of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating all things Pokémon with three special events happening on the arts center campus on Sunday, April 30, 2017:

1)    Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

2 p.m., Walt Disney Theater, Tickets start at $26.00

Brought to life by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully-timed visuals from new and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before, while specifically providing a great introduction to the symphonic world for children and adults alike.

2)    FREE Pokémon MiniCon 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Seneff Arts Plaza

  1. Four Food Trucks

  2. Pokémon Go Lures thrown out onto the plaza

  3. Card trading/playing stations

  4. Vendors on the plaza representing Pokémon and other gaming merchandise

  5. Live Entertainment

  6. Cosplay Contest

  7. Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite Pokémon character and can enter to win a contest taking place at 11:30 a.m.

  8. Entrants will be judged by participating vendors and local favorite personalities such as PikaBelleChu

  9. One winner will be chosen at noon and announced on the Plaza. The winner receives an official Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions and MiniCon poster, as well as 2 tickets to the performance. If the winner has previously purchased tickets, they will receive food & beverage vouchers for 2 guests throughout the performance.

3)    Behind-The-Scenes Music & Video Instruction with Full Sail & Rollins Students

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Walt Disney Theater

Approximately 100 students, from Full Sail University & Rollins College who are currently pursuing music, video and/or show production-related degrees will get a unique backstage learning experience surrounding Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. They are set to be engaged in unique aspects of the entire production: studying the scores and orchestrations of the musical arrangements alongside the conductor, editing video in order to effectively sync graphics and music, and learning the business behind marketing and presenting a show.

About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. The Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors.

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