Performing Arts, Pop Culture

Pokemon: Symphonic Revolutions

When: Sat., May 14, 7 p.m. and Sun., May 15, 2 p.m. 2016

Pokémon, the multimedia empire based on catching super-powered creatures, celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2016. That means that Ash Ketchum, star of the anime series, would be 30 years old if he were a real person. Would he still be out there, attempting to add yet another pocket monster to his total? Would Team Rocket still be dogging his trail? Regardless, in the course of two decades of catching and battling, Ash and company have inspired numerous theme tunes, overtures and incidental music. The St. Louis Symphony performs the greatest hits of the franchise at Pokémon: Symphonic Revolutions. Conductor Susie Benchasil Seiter leads the orchestra, which will be accompanied by visuals from the series on a giant screen. The program is performed at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (May 14 and 15) at Powell Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1700 or www.slso.org). Tickets are $35 to $70.

Paul Friswold

Price: $35-$70

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