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A Conversation With ‘Video Games Live’ Creator Tommy Tallarico

Video Games Live is a touring show that highlights the music of video games from The Legend of Zelda to Final Fantasy. We talk with the creator of the tour, which comes to Houston July 14.


Musician and creator of Video Games Live Tommy Tallarico performs onstage.

Video game music is about to take over Jones Hall. The Houston Symphony is hosting Video Games Live on Friday (July 14, 2017). Just as the name implies, this concert will feature music and video footage from favorites such as The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.

Tommy Tallarico is the brainchild of the show. He's been a video game composer for nearly 30 years and started Video Games Live 12 years ago.

Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with Tallarico about what inspired him to create the concert tour.