Nintendo is reviving the “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert series tour. Nintendo added eight cities to last year’s list in this the second tour for the highly popular concert.
Calling it “Season 2” there will be eight cities added from last year’s tour. The Zelda series is of course one of the most popular and longest lasting franchises in gaming’s history. The concert series will feature live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise. The newly announced dates include:
Returning due to popular demand:
- o Atlanta; Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; June 6
- o San Francisco; Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall; June 10
- o Montreal; Place des Arts; June 14
- o Los Angeles; Greek Theatre; June 12
- o Austin, Texas; Long Center; June 29
- o Philadelphia; The Mann Center for the Performing Arts; July 25
- o Toronto; Sony Centre for the Performing Arts; Sept. 7
- o Seattle; Benaroya Hall; Sept. 12
Newly coming to:
- o Baltimore; Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall; July 27
- o Grand Rapids, Mich.; DeVos Performance Hall; Oct. 19
In cities where the tour will be returning, audiences can expect to experience breathtaking new material exploring additional chapters from The Legend of Zelda franchise, along with traditional performances of the show’s now-classic repertoire from last season.
As Nintendo explains, the “Symphony of the Goddesses” refers not only to the concert program but also to the four-movement symphony recounting the classic storylines from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
The performance also will highlight orchestral renditions of music from other games in the series, including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. Eímear Noone will conduct the full orchestra with arrangements by music director Chad Seiter, and the evening will be hosted by concert producer and lead creative Jeron Moore. The orchestral score was approved by Nintendo sound director and Zelda franchise composer Koji Kondo himself.
“The demand for Zelda is amazing, and this special concert will deliver an unforgettable experience for fans,” notes Jason Michael Paul, CEO of Jason Michael Paul Productions, which is producing the concert tour. “These performances transcend culture and geography and unite people through a common love for this venerable and legendary series.”
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