There is no secret that The Legend of Zelda is one of the most recognized franchises in the world. It has become well known across comics, games, an animated series, books, and even clothing. It is one of the most beloved series of all times; so is the music. As of today, Nintendo has announced that their third installment of the multimedia symphony is to be toured worldwide. Fans new and old will get to experience one of the most beloved franchises music scores played upon a live stage. These fans will get to experience the music played as it was meant to be in its original compositions, but will also introduce newcomers to musical themes from the series and will let them celebrate some of their favorite moments to have ever played upon a television screen or even a handheld gaming system.
Now the big question is; where can I go to see this? Thanks to Nintendo, we have an official list of the shows that will be performed:
- Nashville, Tennessee, Schermerhorn Symphony Center; Jan. 21, 22
- Honolulu, Concert Hall; Jan. 30
- Tokyo, Tokyo International Forum; Feb. 7
- Boston, Symphony Hall; Feb. 27
- Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, Arena Monterrey; March 6
- Mexico City, Arena Ciudad de Mexico; March 8
- Toronto, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts; March 20
- Stockholm, Ericsson Globe;April 16
- London, Wembley Arena; April 17
- Düsseldorf, Germany, Mitsubishi Electric Halle; April 19
- Paris, Palais des Congrès; April 23
- Milan, Teatro degli Arcimboldi;April 24
- Atlanta, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; April 30
- Edmonton, Alberta, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium; May 20
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth Theatre; May 22
- Calgary, Alberta, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium; May 23
- Montreal, Place des Arts; May 30
- Austin, Texas, Long Center for the Performing Arts; June 20
- Houston, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts; Oct. 22
Those lucky audience members who do attend will get to also experience new music from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between worlds, which is the most recent of the games released for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system.Attendees will also get to experience the new and uniquely crafted songs of the fan-favorite title The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Even with that being a big portion of the concert as an all time first, players can also experience the games unique story that will take them in their exploration of The Legends of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and many more titles that will get an amazing full orchestra rendition.
“2015 will mark a banner year for Zelda fans. Not only will The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask be coming to Nintendo 3DS, a new Wii U Zelda game is also on its way,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “‘Master Quest’ will be a great opportunity for the Nintendo community to come together and celebrate the legacy of The Legend of Zelda games in a live performance setting.”
“The continued excitement around The Legend of Zelda franchise is amazing, and this special concert will deliver an unforgettable experience for fans,” notes Jason Michael Paul, President of Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc, 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.”
Those attending will get to see some of their favorite scenes within the game take place upon screen side by side as the concert serenades the crowds. On top of this news, the gorgeous and specifically timed pieces that have been approved by Nintendo’s sound director and famed The Legend of Zelda composer Koji Kondo. Though that is not all. As fans are enjoying the music, they can also partake in the festivities that will take place for some who like to partake in “cosplaying” events, but also for those who wish to reminisce about their favorite moments within the series while they attend such an elegant concert.
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.
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