Three orchestral concerts will be held in the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nagoya to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. These concerts will be directed by Taizo Takemoto and will consist of a full orchestra playing music from the Zelda franchise, accompanied by a large screen with footage from the games. Although the director will be the same for all three concerts, each performance will feature a different regional orchestra, with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kyoto Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra playing in their respective cities, and the Central Aichi Symphonic Orchestra playing in the concert in Nagoya. Exclusive Zelda-themed merchandise will be available for attendees to purchase at the concerts.
The official website for the Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert teases that a “special guest” who was involved in the creation of the Zelda series will appear during the performances. Many have speculated that this mystery guest will be either Shigeru Miyamoto or Eiji Aonuma.
At each of these concerts, special “Master Seats” will be available for an additional cost. People who purchase Master Seats will have a better view of the show, and they will receive an exclusive set of commemorative pins as memorabilia, as well as a specially designed ticket known as a “Master Sheet.” Tickets for Master Seats will cost 12,000¥, or about $117, and the rest of the tickets will be divided into “S Seats” and “A Seats,” which cost 9,000¥ ($87) and 7,500¥ ($73) respectively.
A full schedule for the performances is available below:
- Kyoto: October 1st at 5 PM Japanese Standard Time at the ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Doors open at 4:15 PM.
- Tokyo: Two shows on October 16th at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. First show at 1:30 PM Japanese Standard Time (doors open at 1PM) and second show at 6 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM).
- Nagoya: December 14th at 7 PM Japanese Standard Time at the NGK Spark Club Co. Ltd Civic Center Forest Hall. Doors open at 6:15 PM.
Tickets for the performances in Tokyo and Kyoto will go on sale on July 30th, and tickets for concert in Nagoya will go on sale on September 3rd.
What do you guys think? Will any of you be able to go to these concerts? Personally, I would love to go, and I wish I lived near any of these cities so I could attend.