PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE FOR VIDEO GAME FANS, MUSIC LOVERS IN NINTENDO’S ‘THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES’ CONCERTS AT HEINZ HALL
Tickets go on sale Monday, April 30 for concerts in July
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will perform two spectacular concerts at Heinz Hall, based on one of the most popular and beloved games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour.
The concerts will begin at 8 p.m., Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28. Tickets, ranging from $30 to $90, go on sale at 9 a.m., Monday, April 30, and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or visiting the PSO at www.pittsburghsymphony.org. PSO subscribers receive a 15 percent discount on tickets.
The new four-movement symphony recounts 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 concerts also will highlight orchestral renditions of music from other series games, including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
Irish conductor Eímear Noone will lead the PSO, with arrangements by music director Chad Seiter.
“This concert program is a truly special event that combines the best in video game music and orchestral production,” said Jason Michael Paul, CEO of Jason Michael Paul Productions, which is producing the concert tour. “We are honored to bring this unique experience to fans in Pittsburgh.”
“The love that fans feel for The Legend of Zelda series cannot be overstated,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “In 2012, we want to give people across the country a chance to come together and enjoy the music from the games that mean so much to so many.”
Since first appearing in 1986, The Legend of Zelda game series has sold more than 65 million units worldwide. The most recent entry in the series is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which launched exclusively for the Wii™ console in November 2011.
Beyond the show in Pittsburgh, the concert tour plans to announce several additional dates for the rest of 2012. Fans can view a complete tour schedule with ticketing information, and also sign up for a regularly updated digital newsletter, at http://zelda-symphony.com.
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 3.8 billion video games and more than 610 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 America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
About Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc.
Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. is an independent full service entertainment and concert promotion agency dedicated to creating branded experiences for artists, and corporations for touring, temporary and permanent environments worldwide. From the people who brought concerts around the world like The Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Dear Friends- Music from FINAL FANTASY, More Friends- Music from FINAL FANTASY, and PLAY! A Video Game Symphony to mass audiences, Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. presents the finest in performing arts and family entertainment.
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