Following the announcement at E3 that Nintendo were to hold a series of symphony concerts across the globe in celebration of The Legend of Zelda marking its 25th Anniversary, today has brought confirmation in regards to event details for North America.
‘The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert,’ as it is to be unsurprisingly named, will be held October 21st at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, and will feature music from the iconic series picked by Nintendo composer Koji Kondo and his team.
A 70-piece orchestra will be joined by a choir to perform new arrangements of a variety of songs from the series’ 25-year history. The concerts will be produced by Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc., the producers of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony, which has toured the world performing music from video games.
Ticket prices for the Los Angeles concert are available from as low as $35 and are due to go on sale on August 1st through Ticketmasker.
In addition, Nintendo have confirmed that a full concert tour for The Legend of Zelda will launch in 2012.
“The Legend of Zelda has few peers in the pantheon of video game giants, and the games and their music have always shared a deep connection,” commented Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Through these concerts, fans nationwide will be able to gather and show their love for the quarter century of action, adventure and excitement that The Legend of Zelda games have brought to their lives.”
“The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert Tour brings one of the video game industry’s most exciting and enduring franchises to the concert hall and presents what we feel is the definitive concert experience for the series,” added executive producer Jason Michael Paul. “It’s an event that fans and music aficionados won’t want to miss.”
For more information about the concerts, visit http://www.zelda-symphony.com.