PRESS RELEASE: VideoGamesNewYork sponsors PlayStation ‘Console Concert’

NEW YORK, NY – February 03, 2015 – New York-based chamber ensemble iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra will “level-up” the chamber concert experience with Console Concert 1.0: Tribute to Sony PlayStation® 1 at 7pm Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) in Manhattan.

Sponsored by independent videogame store VideoGamesNewYork, the interactive performance will feature game music from the 20-year-old computer entertainment platform’s signature titles re-arranged for a 6-piece band. Select audience members will have the chance to play through specific game levels onstage as the ensemble underscores action in real-time. Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy VII, Spyro The Dragon, and Tomb Raider are among the featured game soundtracks.

“Free-play” mini-arcade hours presented pre and post-concert by VideoGamesNewYork invite attendees to “game like is 1994”, exploring the diverse PlayStation gaming titles or battling against other players for prizes. A cosplay contest will also be held for the best PlayStation® 1 character costume.

DCTV is located inside the Historic Engine Company 31 Firehouse at the nexus of Chinatown/Tribeca/City Hall, 87 Lafayette Street. Entry price is $10 per person; all ages welcome. Reservations can be made online at Space is limited. Music concert begins at 8pm.

Watch the PlayStation 20th Anniversary Tribute video!

ABOUT ICONIQ THE SOUNDTRACK ORCHESTRA: iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra is a “musical nerdfest” that pays tribute to anime, cartoon, and video game soundtracks with music video medleys, live concerts, and interactive social events. The quirky ensemble’s sold-out debut to Sailor Moon was featured on Anime News Network, The Escapist, and ny&about.

ABOUT VIDEOGAMESNEWYORK: VideoGamesNewYork is an independent videogame store located in the heart of East Village New York. Internationally recognized for its unique collection of video game systems and games – from game watches of the 70’s and the first systems (Odyssey, Atari, Intellivision, Colecovision, Commodore 64) to the latest (PS4, XboxOne, Vita, WiiU and New 3ds) – the “video game museum” has been featured on, CBS Local, Fox 5 News, and