Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Zelda concert returns to LA June 12

As part of the global “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” tour for 2013, the acclaimed concert will revisit The Greek Theatre on June 12 and once again capture the hearts of video game enthusiasts and music lovers. Following the huge success of the tour in 2011 and 2012, concert goers in the City of Angels will be able to journey back to Hyrule and experience breathtaking, newly approved material exploring additional chapters from the Zelda franchise, while continuing to enjoy traditional performances of the show’s now-classic repertoire, the beautifully orchestrated four-movement symphony from last season. Additionally, the much-anticipated concert will coincide with the annual E3 conference, the world's premier gaming tradeshow. E3 attendees and Zelda fans alike will be treated to new surprises and old favorites in this special encore presentation. 
Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour—which has been hailed as a modern classic—features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda franchise. 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 other series games, including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask andThe Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Eímear Noone will conduct the full orchestra with arrangements by music director Chad Seiter.
“Los Angeles is one of the world’s epicenters for both music and gaming,” notes Jason Michael Paul, CEO of Jason Michael Paul Productions, which is producing the concert tour. “To return here, especially under such popular demand and anticipation, is an honor. We are thrilled to present new and classic material to our extraordinary fans in this great city.”
Guests will relish in their favorite moments from the now 27-year old series, carefully and beautifully timed with a gorgeous orchestral score approved by Nintendo sound director and Zelda franchise composer, Koji Kondo. The concert is a festive experience for all walks of fans, many of which attend “cosplaying” as their favorite character.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 AM and are available at The Greek Theatre box office, online at, at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.  For more information, visit    To view a complete tour schedule with ticketing information, and also sign up for a regularly updated digital newsletter, visit <> .

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