We have Video Games Live touring throughout the world, a Final Fantasy 25th anniversary concert taking place this December, and for a while we've had the Legend of Zelda
: Symphony of the Goddesses tour, which features live orchestral performances of music from the Legend of Zelda
franchise. The tour has recently added new dates listed below:
July 27th & 28th: Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall)
September 7th: San Jose (San Jose Civic)
October 18th: Boston (Rhode Island Philarmonic at The Wang Theatre)
October 25th: Chicago (The Chicago Theatre)
November 28th: New York City (Rhode Island Philharmonic at The Theater at MSG).
Gotta admit, I'd love to attend a Legend of Zelda
concert at MSG. Then again, I'd love to just experience something at MSG, but I digress.
ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CONCERT “THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES”ADDS NEW TOUR DATES
Extraordinary Concert Will Captivate Game Fans and Music Lovers in Pittsburgh, San Jose, Boston, Chicago, and New York
(Los Angeles, CA) June 12, 2012 – Based on one of the most popular and beloved games of all time, “The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses” is a spectacular concert tour featuring live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda franchise. The concert is touring North America and has added new performance dates: Pittsburgh with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall on July 27 and 28, San Jose at the San Jose Civic on September 7, Boston with the Rhode Island Philharmonic at The Wang Theatre on October 18, Chicago at The Chicago Theatre on October 25 and New York City with the Rhode Island Philharmonic at The Theater at MSG on November 28. Described by critics as “white hot” and “on steroids,” the Rhode Island Philharmonic, which is an exceptional ensemble that has performed with world renowned classical and popular artists, will be touring other dates in the northeast with “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.”
The name "Symphony of the Goddesses" refers not only to the concert program but also to the new 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 concert also will highlight orchestral renditions of music from other series games, including The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening™ and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask™. Eímear Noone will conduct the full orchestra with arrangements by music director Chad Seiter.
Since first appearing in 1986, The Legend of Zelda game series has sold more than 65 million units worldwide. The most recent entry in the series is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which launched exclusively for the Wii™ console in November 2011.
“The national tour for this special Zelda concert has been a resounding success and a once-in-a-lifetime event for fans across the country,” notes Jason Michael Paul, CEO of Jason Michael Paul Productions, which is producing the concert tour. “We are thrilled to bring the performance to the beautiful cities of Pittsburgh, San Jose, Boston, Chicago, and New York.”
Beyond the newly added shows, even more dates will be announced soon. Fans can view a complete tour schedule with ticketing information, and also sign up for a regularly updated digital newsletter, at http://zelda-symphony.com. For more information about The Legend of Zelda video game series, visithttp://zelda.nintendo.com.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.8 billion video games and more than 610 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website athttp://www.nintendo.com.
About Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc.
Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. is an independent full service entertainment and concert promotion agency dedicated to creating branded experiences for artists, and corporations for touring, temporary and permanent environments worldwide. From the people who brought concerts around the world like The Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Dear Friends- Music from FINAL FANTASY, More Friends- Music from FINAL FANTASY, and PLAY! A Video Game Symphony to mass audiences, Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. presents the finest in performing arts and family entertainment.