NINTENDO CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™ WITH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN LONDON

The HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London is to host a unique The Legend of Zelda inspired concert on 25th October 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 25th 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 starting on 8th 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 & 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

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 and the currently touring and highly-acclaimed PLAY!

A Video Game Symphony.

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™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™

family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo

Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video

games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the

current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and

Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super

NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ 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 Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was

established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations

in Europe.

 


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