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Nintendo Confirms a New Orchestral Zelda Concert That's Coming to London

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Symphonic Legends tickets go on sale soon

The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most revered franchises, and like any game series that's developed over many years it's established a range of iconic moments, characters and ideas. Music is a major part of the appeal, of course, with dedicated fans often eager to be swept away by their favourite Zelda theme.

We've already had the Symphony of the Goddesses tour, of course, which has travelled around the world and taken in multiple runs in North America, in particular. Nintendo UK has now announced an all-new performance that's coming to the UK, however, which will be branded as "Symphonic Legends" and be performed by the highly-regarded London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus. Below are some of the details from Nintendo's press release.

Featuring music performed courtesy of Nintendo, Symphonic Legends London takes concertgoers on an unforgettable journey through some of The Legend of Zelda’s best-loved themes. With new and revised scores by renowned video game arrangers, Jonne Valtonen and Roger Wanamo, Symphonic Legends London squeezes every last musical drop of action, adventure, romance, heartbreak and heroics from soundtracks to games such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The concert also features the world premiere of a brand new Overture of music from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, sending listeners’ imagination soaring to the skies and beyond.

...Symphonic Legends London is being developed by the award winning Merregnon Studios, the world’s leading video game concert production company. With over 10 years of experience in the genre, Merregnon Studios helped debut the first ever orchestral performance of music from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in Germany in 2003, as well as being the first company ever to work with the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra on a video game concert.

This is a one-off performance at London’s Barbican on July 13th, 2014. Tickets go on sale from 13th December at 10am, with details to be found at the official website — www.symphoniclegends.com/ — and will cost between £30 and £85.

Are you interested in heading to London this summer to take in this event? Let us know in the comments below.

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User Comments (7)

ninjanna

#1

ninjanna said:

This will most definitely be a magical evening. The LSO's performance of last year's Final Symphony was breath-taking and I can only imagine how they will transform the source material from the Zelda games. Simply can't wait! I hope that they add something from A Link Between Worlds too, specifically Mother Maiamai's theme and Princess Hilda's theme.

ueI

#2

ueI said:

I'm happy to hear they're having more of these, though I have to wonder why London is always the first location announced. Hopefully they'll show more respect for Capcom's games.

gefflt

#4

gefflt said:

The descriptions makes it sound exactly like the Symphony of the Goddesses concert...

KevTastic84

#6

KevTastic84 said:

Damn, that is a tough call between this and the World Cup Final. Although i very much doubt England will be there for it and besides i was cycling across the States when the 2010 final was on. Had to find an empty sports bar that had ESPN2 just to watch some of it. No Footy fans in Idaho it seemed.

No-longer-postin

#7

No-longer-postin said:

DAMN MY SPEED-READING DSYLEXIA!!!
I saw the title and only registered the words:
Nintendo Confirms Zelda Coming...
:(

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