''THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES MASTER QUEST'' TOURING IN 2015
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REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 2, 2014 – "The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses" concert series is back with a third installment of multimedia symphony to be toured worldwide, titled "Master Quest." This latest edition of the "The Legend of Zelda" symphony will add new music and visuals from the latest games in the series and upcoming The Legend of Zelda games, but will maintain the beloved experience fans have come to expect as it embarks on a world tour. Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda franchise that will serve to introduce newcomers to the music and themes of the Zelda games and give longtime fans a chance to celebrate their favorite moments in the franchise. The newly announced dates include:
Nashville, Tennessee, Schermerhorn Symphony Center; Jan. 21, 22
Honolulu, Concert Hall; Jan. 30
Boston, Symphony Hall; Feb. 27
Monterrey, California, 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
Audiences can expect to experience awesome new inclusions from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the latest game in the series for Nintendo 3DS, and new music from the recently announced remake of fan-favorite The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. These never-before-performed scores accompanied by game-play imagery will appear for the first time ever in "Master Quest," though fans will still be treated to the show's now-classic repertoire from seasons past.
The name 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 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. Concerts will be performed by full orchestra and choir in world-class venues throughout the world.
"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."
Guests will enjoy their favorite moments from the carefully and beautifully timed performance with a gorgeous orchestral score approved by Nintendo sound director and The Legend of Zelda franchise composer Koji Kondo. The concert is a festive experience for all walks of fans, some of whom attend "cosplaying" events as their favorite characters.
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.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 673 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii 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 at http://www.nintendo.com.
About Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc: A pioneer and leader in the live symphonic concert industry, Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. has been responsible for producing world-renowned concerts including events for The Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Dear Friends ~ Music from FINAL FANTASY, More Friends ~ Music from FINAL FANTASY, PLAY! A Video Game Symphony, rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes, The Legend of Zelda- 25th Anniversary Concerts, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.