Don’t miss Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions this Friday, December 4 at Dr. Phillips Center. The Orlando Philharmonic will perform new orchestral arrangements spanning the classic Pokemon game franchise. Produced by Princeton Entertainment, Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions features carefully timed visual enhancements that chronicle the series from its debut in 1996. Tickets start at $25.00.
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND POKEMON SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS
Chad Seiter is an American composer living in Los Angeles, California. Seiter has worked on some of the largest scale projects to come out of video games, television, and film in the past 10 years. He has provided compositions, arrangements and orchestrations to some of Hollywood’s biggest projects, including LOST and ALIAS (ABC), STAR TREK and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III (Paramount), and the MEDAL OF HONOR video game series. A frequent collaborator with J.J. Abram’s production company Bad Robot, he composed music for the first season of the hit show FRINGE, and LucasArt’s FRACTURE.
Earlier in 2013, Chad composed 120 minutes of music for STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME, which featured a 123 piece orchestra, one of the largest orchestras to record a video game to date. Chad’s music has long been inspired from a hybrid of hit Hollywood film music and classic Japanese video game scores.
After most recently completing the popular concert tour THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES, to which he served as lead arranger and music director, he has moved on to be Associate Executive Producer at Princeton Entertainment. It is here that he was involved in the creation of their new concert tour, POKÉMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS, to which he continues to serve as lead arranger and music director.
Jeron Moore is an American producer currently based in Portland, Oregon, and splits his time between both the video game, film, and concert touring industries. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jeron spent his college years in Los Angeles during film school studying at both the University of Southern California and California State University, where he graduated in 2005 with a degree in film and television directing and producing.
Since that time, he’s made a broad spectrum of contributions in the video game industry, ranging from video production to music direction, supervision and editing for companies including Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, Take Two Interactive, 2K Games, Human Head Studios, 3D Realms Entertainment, NC Soft, ArenaNet, Namco and Black Hole Games. Jeron also served as album producer on over 12 soundtrack albums for British Academy Award-winning composer Jeremy Soule, including highly acclaimed scores for the Guild Wars franchise, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Dungeon Siege 2, Supreme Commander, Prey, Order of War, IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, and Gaia Interactive’s Monster Galaxy.
In 2008, Jeron was brought on as producer for Play! A Video Game Symphony, a touring concert series featuring orchestral performances from video game titles including HALO, World of Warcraft, Dragon Age, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, The Elder Scrolls, Guild Wars, Chrono Trigger, and more.
Following the success of Play!, Jeron served as producer and lead creative on The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony in 2011, as well as album producer for the Special Audio CD that shipped with over 3.42 million copies of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. In 2012, Jeron and his team followed up the success of the 25th Anniversary Symphony events with The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses world tour, which continued for over 95 performances worldwide before concluding in San Jose with the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra in December 2013. In June 2014, Jeron’s latest project, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, was announced in partnership with The Pokémon Company and premiered to a sold out audience on August 15th during the 2014 Pokémon World Championships in Washington, DC. Jeron currently works with his team at Princeton Entertainment as an Associate Executive Producer.
Susie Benchasil Seiter is a prolific conductor and orchestrator in film, television and video games. She hails from Baltimore where her early interests in choir and piano gave roots to her now thriving career in the music industry. Susie received rigorous training at University of Southern California’s prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program.
Susie began her career assisting Hollywood composers and working at Disney’s department of music preparation. She is best known for orchestrating the wildly popular concert tour THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES, which has been performed more than ninety times by some of the world’s most respected orchestras. In 2013, Susie worked alongside her husband, composer Chad Seiter, conducting and orchestrating his music to one of history’s most popular franchises: STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME. She followed that up with orchestration on another popular franchise and childhood favorite SMURFS 2.
Most recently, Susie orchestrated Fox Studio’s animation THE BOOK OF LIFE, and is currently conducting the brand new concert tour, POKÉMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS.
Susie takes pride in her contributions as a conductor and orchestrator because she believes that orchestral music should be shared and celebrated by all generations.