November 12, 2014

Instagram Contest: Video Games Live at the RPO

Mario, Pac-Man, Link, Lara Croft—who is your favorite video game character? From now until next Wednesday, we want to see pictures of you or your child dressed dressed as your favorite video game character for a chance to win free tickets and more to Video Games LiveTM on Friday, November 21 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

In case you haven’t heard of it already, Video Games LiveTM (VGL) is a multimedia concert experience created and produced by Tommy Tallarico, an award-winning video game composer and musician. Featuring music from the greatest video games of all time, the event will include a pre-concert Guitar Hero contest and the winners will get to play the game onstage with the RPO during the concert! A post-concert panel discussion moderated by JP Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games, will include Tallarico, Erik Behr, RPO principal oboe and avid gamer, Al Biles, RIT professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media, and Pete Johnson, video game music and composition designer at Workinman.

The first prize winner of our Instagram photo contest will win four tickets to Video Games LiveTM and a signed poster by Tommy Tallarico. The second prize winner will receive two tickets and a signed poster. A third runner-up will receive a signed poster.

The rules are simple—all you have to do is follow @RochesterPhilharmonic on Instagram, post a photo of you or your child dressed as a video game character, tag it @RochesterPhilharmonic and hashtag it #RPOlovesVGL. That’s it! Winners will be chosen anonymously on Wednesday, November 19 at 3 PM (EST). The RPO will contact the winners via Instagram to claim their prizes!

Detailed Rules
1. Follow @RochesterPhilharmonic on Instagram
2. Submit a photo of you or your child's best video game character costume on Instagram, tag it @RochesterPhilharmonic and hashtag it #RPOlovesVGL
3. No inappropriate pictures. Keep it clean!
4. All entries must be received by Wednesday, November, 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EST)
5. A number will be assigned to your photo in the order received
6. Three winners will be randomly drawn on November, 19 2014 by 3:00 PM (EST)
7. We will contact the winner(s) via Instagram to claim their prize!
8. Enter as many times as you would like, but each entry should be a different costume!
9. Good luck!!!

To RSVP to Video Games LiveTM, visit

Tickets: $15-$92, visit


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