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PHOTOS OF THE LEGEND OF ZELDA 25TH ANNIVERSARY SYMPHONY CONCERT
October 21, 2011 - Los Angeles - Last night Oct 22, 2011, The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Symphony concert was held at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.
Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma and Zelda Music Supervisor Koji Kondo were there. There were also various stations set up where waiting fans could play Skyward Sword as well as the Four Swords Anniversary Edition and Ocarina of Time 3D.
“The Legend of Zelda has few peers in the pantheon of video game giants, and the games and their music have always shared a deep connection. Through these concerts, fans nationwide will be able to gather and show their love for the quarter century of action, adventure and excitement that The Legend of Zelda games have brought to their lives.”
-Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing
“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. It’s an event that fans and music aficionados won’t want to miss.”
- Executive producer Jason Michael Paul, the producer of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony
The symphony was performed by The Orchestra Nova from San Diego and was conducted by Elimear Noone. They started out the night with Hyrule Castle from A Link to the Past. From there, they played a variety of singular pieces, medleys, and symphonic movements from Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Twilight Princess, and many of the other games. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was when Koji Kondo himself performed Grandma’s Theme from The Wind Waker on the piano.
The night ended with an encore performance of Skyward Sword’s theme as the new trailer played. All the music of the night was accompanied by game footage. There are only three concerts this year, the full tour takes off in 2012 where more people will get the chance to attend.
Zelda Dungeon.net contributed to this article, thanks.
Comment from: Event Photography
looks like a good event! Zelda is such a recognised game worldwide and it deserves this event and the recolection it gets!