Nintendo celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda with symphony orchestra in London


04/08/2011

August 4th, 2011 - Nintendo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda video game series in style by hosting a unique symphony concert in London. The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert Tour will stop off in London for a one-off European date, playing music from the iconic series. The European concert will be held on the 25th of October 2011 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London, and will include songs hand-picked by Nintendo composer Koji Kondo and his team. Ticket prices for the London concert start at £33.75 and will be available from the 8th of August 2011 from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ www.zelda-symphony.com

“The Legend of Zelda series is famous for its beautiful music and we are thrilled to celebrate 25 years of memorable soundtracks from this iconic series by letting a symphony orchestra bring this music to life,” said Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of Marketing & PR for Nintendo of Europe. “The symphony orchestra concert in London will allow fans from across Europe to come together and show their love for all things Zelda while enjoying a truly unique performance and experience.” 

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, Inc., the producers of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony, which has toured the world performing music from video games.

“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,” said executive producer Jason Michael Paul. “It’s an event that fans and music aficionados won’t want to miss.”

In celebration of 25 years of The Legend of Zelda series Nintendo recently released The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time 3D for Nintendo 3DS™  which is a completely remastered version of the classic title. The game now incorporates 3D graphics, as well as a brand new control scheme which utilises the functionalities of Nintendo 3DS. Zelda fans should also look out for The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword available on Wii™ later this year which makes full use of the Wii Remote™ Plus  controller to guide Link on his quest to rescue Princess Zelda.  Additional 25th anniversary activities will be announced throughout 2011.

For more information about the concerts, visit www.zelda-symphony.com.

For more information about The Legend of Zelda visit www.thelegendofzelda.co.uk