10th anniversary special orchestral performance of Pokémon game OSTs announced
This year is the tenth anniversary of the Pocket Monsters series, better known globally as Pokémon. A special full-orchestra concert of the Pokémon game soundtrack to commemorate this event, 10th Anniversary: Pokémon Happy Birthday Concert ~ Our Pokémon! First Symphony ♪ ~ (10thアニバーサリー ポケモンはっぴーバースデーコンサート ～ぼくらのポケモン！はじめての交響曲♪～), has been announced.
Club Nintendo members who have registered their Pokémon games, and Pokémon Daisuki Club members are invited to enter a draw for a seat at the concert. No concert tickets are to be sold: the only way of getting a seat is by entering the draw. Applications must be received by September 25, 2006, 3PM JST. Club Nintendo members who register their Pokémon games before the deadline are also eligible for entering the draw.
- Performance: Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra (兵庫芸術文化センター管弦楽団)
- Composer: Jun'ichi Masuda (増田順一)
- Master of Ceremonies: Mayuko Takata (高田万由子)
- Arrangement and production: Shigeaki Saeguchi (三枝成彰)
Each member is allowed to bring one guest - in the case of minors, the guest must be a parent or other caretaker. In total 1775 members will be selected randomly, for a total of 3550 guests:
|October 28, 2006||Miel Parque Tokyo||メルパルクTOKYO||Minato-ku, Tokyo||東京都 港区||325||650|
|November 5, 2006||WelCity Kokura Kyūshū Kōseikin Hall||ウェルシティ小倉 九州厚生年金会館||Kitakyūshū City, Fukuoka||福岡県 北九州市||500||1000|
|November 12, 2006||Hyogo Performing Arts Center||兵庫県立芸術文化センター||Nishinomiya City, Hyōgō||兵庫県 西宮市||425||850|
|December 10, 2006||WelCity Sapporo Kōseikin Hall||ウェルシティ札幌 厚生年金会館||Sapporo City, Hokkaidō||北海道 札幌市||525||1050|
The halls will are scheduled to open at 1PM, and the concert is scheduled to start at 2PM, and continue for two hours to 4PM.