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The Show

Join us for a night of spooky tunes at our first ever live, in-person and livestreamed event at the Triad Theater on Monday, October 25th at 7:00pm!


The program will feature works created for our Composer Competition exploring Christopher Larkin's spellbinding themes from Hollow Knight alongside Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor. 


This event will be livestreamed via Twitch for those who are unable to make it to NYC

Funded in part by #CityArtistCorps granting program and the New York Foundation for the Arts. 

































COVID-19 Policy: This event will follow COVID-19 protocol as outlined by City and State ordinances. Upon arrival, please provide either (1) proof of vaccination and photo ID or (2) a negative COVID-19 PCR test result received no later than 48 hours prior to the event.

Note: Doors open at 6:30pm. The Triad Theater is only accessible by one flight of stairs. 

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Press Start Presents



Press Start is an orchestra formed out of necessity for wider variety in the symphonic repertoire and relevancy to modern concert goers. Wielding an instrument in one hand and a gaming controller in the other, we promote video game music as the symphonic music of our time while injecting the classical genre with excitement and originality. 

Press Start is passionate about sharing it's projects to the masses in both live and digital formats. We are actively building our community on all social channels, Live-stream concerts on YouTube and Twitch, and will perform live shows when it is possible again. Press Start is committed to seeking opportunities to form unique partnerships with video game composers, arcades, and the gaming community at large. These partnerships are important to genuinely bringing these two worlds together. 

Although based in New York City, the members of Press Start are highly trained musicians from all over the world and have an undeniable love of video games and its culture.  We recognize that bringing together video gamers and symphony goers may seem like an unlikely pairing, but through every project we produce we demonstrate that the music gamers celebrate has the kind of beauty and symphonic quality classical music fans have cherished for centuries. This is why we believe the time for bringing these worlds together is now and Press Start will be leading the charge.

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