Zelda “Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest” orchestra tour announced – including a London date

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Nintendo has today announced a third outing for its “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” tour, which sees tracks from the Zelda series played by a full orchestra.

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This year’s instalment, titled “Master Quest” promises lots of new material, as well as the classics:

“Audiences can expect to experience 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.”

The dates are as follows:

  • Nashville, Schermerhorn Symphony Center; January 21 & 22
  • Honolulu, Concert Hall; January 30
  • Tokyo, Tokyo International Forum; February 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
  • Dusseldorf, Germany, Mitsubishi Electric Halle, April 19
  • Paris, Palais de Congres; April 23
  • Milan, Teatro degli Arcimboldi; April 24
  • Atlanta, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; April 30
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium; May 20
  • British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth Theatre; May 22Calgary, 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

Your author went a couple of years ago and can confirm that it makes for an excellent evening out. You might also like Video Games Live, which hit London just a few weeks ago.

James O’Malley