Fans of the popular video game series The Legend of Zelda are in for a special treat of surprising class and sophistication. Nintendo’s celebrated Zelda franchise, which has sold over 65 million games throughout the course of the series, is getting the full orchestral treatment. Eleven dates have been announced for the Symphony of the Goddess Tour, a string of live performances based on the music of Zelda.
Commonly hailed as one of the best video game franchises of all time, The Legend of Zelda is particularly well suited to orchestral adaptation because of the centrality of music and musical instruments to many games in the series. The new four-movement symphony will draw primarily from the music and storylines of 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™, but also from other titles.
Conducted by Eimar Noone and arranged by Chad Seiter, who previously composed for 2009’s Star Trek and The Incredibles, the performance will integrate world class symphonic music with dynamic visuals and graphics, creating a compelling, unique, and utterly fantastic experience. The symphony and tour were developed as part of the celebration surrounding The Legend of Zelda’s 25th anniversary.
The Symphony of the Goddess Tour kicked off on January 10, 2012, in Dallas, TX, to a sold out crowd of 2,000 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The tour is taking a two-month hiatus before starting the next leg on March 14 in Vancouver, BC. The show will continue to play in concert halls and theatres similar to the size of the Meyerson Symphony Center.
With the first tour date in Dallas selling out in record time and the current set of tour dates excluding major cities like Boston, New York and Chicago, Nintendo and Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. have already announced that they will be adding more dates in the near future.
Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddess Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|March 14||Vancouver, BC||Orpheum Theatre|
|March 26||Seattle, WA||Benaroya Hall|
|March 28||San Francisco, CA||Davies Symphony Hall|
|April 7||Denver, CO||Boettcher Hall|
|April 20-21||Phoenix, AZ||Orpheum Theatre|
|May 12||Atlanta, GA||Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre|
|May 31||Montreal, QB||Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier|
|June 22||Austin, TX||Long Center for the Performing Arts|
|July 14||Orlando, FL||Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre|
|September 29||Toronto, ON||Sony Centre|