Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around
hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses dates and details

11:30 AM on 01.05.2012 // Jayson Napolitano

We had a blast at Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony back in October (you can read Chad's full report here), but it's 2012 and we're now looking forward to Nintendo's next musical tribute to the series, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses (SOTG). This is the year-long tour that we spoke to Nintendo's Bill Trinen about at Comic Con last year, and in addition to a slew of tour dates that were announced this morning by Nintendo, we have a bunch of exclusive details about the tour directly from SOTG’s producer, Jeron Moore.

Hit the jump for a list of tour stops and for details about the content of the concerts.

First, the show will debut on January 10, 2012 in Dallas, TX before heading to Vancouver (March 14), Seattle (March 26), San Francisco (March 28), Denver (April 7), Phoenix (April 20-21), Atlanta (May 12), Montréal (May 31), Austin (June 22), Orlando (July 14), and Toronto (September 29), and that's just the beginning.

Many more tour dates are planned for announcement, and I'm hoping Southern California will get another performance as I was certainly left wanting even more after the amazing 25th Anniversary Symphony in Los Angeles. Although Bill Trinen told us that the tour is planned through 2012 with possible support beyond that, given how popular the 25th anniversary concert was in addition to the Dallas stop selling out in just two weeks after tickets went on sale, I'm crossing my fingers that this show will be on the road for a long time. 

In terms of how the two productions are related, Nintendo is once again directly involved with the show to ensure a quality experience with Jason Michael Paul Productions once again handling the production itself. As we mentioned, Jeron Moore is one of the producers behind the show with arranger Chad Seiter handling most of the arrangements. That's good news as Seiter was responsible for some of my favorite arrangements from the 25th anniversary show, including "The Wind Waker Symphonic Movement," "Twilight Princess Symphonic Movement," "Gerudo Valley," “Kakariko Village” and the “25th Anniversary Medley.” Like the 25th Anniversary concerts, there will also be a huge screen suspended behind the performers displaying graphical backdrops for the music as well as footage from the featured games. 

As far as content is concerned, in the words of Jeron Moore, "Very few pieces will be carried over, with the exception of two of the movements and a couple additional pieces which were meant as teasers for the 2012 tour. Outside of that, the 25th anniversary symphony concerts were intended to be unique, special, one-time commemorative events.” As the tour’s title suggests, the heart of the tour will be a 47-minute long five-part symphony that includes a prelude and four movements, with one movement each dedicated to Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and A Link to the Past. I'm particularly excited to hear that A Link to the Past will get its own movement, as it's my favorite game and soundtrack in the series. And yes, the "Twilight Princess Symphonic Movement" and "The Wind Waker Symphonic Movement" will be the same 10-minute long segments from the 25th anniversary show, which were easily two of the best pieces from that evening. 

The rest of the concerts will be dedicated to other pieces from the franchise. Again, Jeron Moore explains: "Symphony of the Goddesses is designed to grow and adapt — the 4-movement symphony is the repertoire of the concert, the timeless classics that we love to hear time and time again. The other aspect of the program is more modular, so you can expect to hear highlights from other favorite moments in the Zelda pantheon that may not be covered by the 4-movement symphony, not to mention a lot of the great music found in the peripheral titles, like Majora's Mask, or the handhelds like Spirit Tracks, Link’s Awakening or the Oracle duology." When asked about Skyward Sword in particular, as it featured what's easily one of my favorite soundtracks of 2011, Moore noted "You can bet we are listening to the fans. We want to deliver what they want," and "We've got our eye on Skyward Sword, too." 

My last question for Moore was regarding the possibility of a music CD dedicated to the tour, as I enjoyed the 25th anniversary CD that came with Skyward Sword and am a fan of other live concert recordings that have been released over the years. I got a, "We're exploring that. We want to do it," but no firm commitment. 

Feel free to hit up the tour's official website for ticketing information as it's looking as though tickets will be selling out fast.

Did you happen to make it out to the 25th anniversary concert and have thoughts about what you heard and whether or not you'd want to check out this show? If you missed the 25th anniversary shows, are you at least excited to be able to see this production at a venue near you? Are you surprised that these concerts even exist at all given how Nintendo has largely ignored the promotion of the music in their games over the years?

Jayson Napolitano, Music Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure jayson_n Tips
Jayson Napolitano was Destructoid's Music Editor, specializing in coverage of game music, chiptunes, and more. He now owns and operates , a game audio PR and record label company, continuing to s... more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.

Status updates from C-bloggers

The Dyslexic Laywer avatarThe Dyslexic Laywer
I really hope Xenoblade become it's own franchise, it has way too much potential to simply being reduced to 2 games.
Sotanaht avatarSotanaht
Touchable Holograms? When this eventually matures and hits market, almost all our regulars will vanish for weeks.
Serethyn avatarSerethyn
Xenoblade Chronicles Wii for €10? Sure, Nintendo, don't mind if I do!
KnickKnackMyWack avatarKnickKnackMyWack
Super Smash Bros. 4 has too much content. So much so I almost don't want a sequel. I honestly hope that NX gets a "Super Smash Bros. For NX" port rather than a new installment. It could be a GOTY edition and come with all of the DLC.
Batthink avatarBatthink
Flegma avatarFlegma
Bought my first full-priced physical 3DS game ever - New Style Boutique 2: Fashion Forward. I'll try to write a post on the previous game at some point before doing the same with NSB2.
Terry 309 avatarTerry 309
How do you guys manage to buy all these games at day 1 with such huge backlogs?
FlanxLycanth avatarFlanxLycanth
Guys if I were to do a thing, how many of you would watch my thing because I was thinking of doing a thing but I dunno if people really like that kinda thing so I just wanted to know if you liked that thing because I'm thinking of doing a thing, you know?
Atleastimhousebroken avatarAtleastimhousebroken
Bayonetta 2 is 40% off in the EU Nintendo eShop today. If you have a WiiU and don't have this game you are a horrible person and I want nothing to do with you. You can amend your errors by buying it. Xenoblade Wii is also 50% off as well.
El Dango avatarEl Dango
SeymourDuncan17 avatarSeymourDuncan17
Protag shipping is best shipping. [img][/img]
El Dango avatarEl Dango
My dreams are really weird and scary, so I hope it's okay if I let them be dreams.
Fenriff avatarFenriff
Finally played the last two Shantae games. Risky's Revenge wasn't bad, but Pirate's Curse was damn good.
Flegma avatarFlegma
Memo to self: spend your time cleaning before wasting ten or so hours on a cblog you'll end up just scrapping because you're incompetent and incapable of writing on the subject.
Is there an occupation out there for people who want to give up and not worry about shit for a while until they can recompose themselves before going back into society?
Parismio avatarParismio
That test was pretty raw. Some decisions cut deep, some I didnt care for at all. But im satisified with the end result.
Lawman avatarLawman
Torchman avatarTorchman
MeanderBot avatarMeanderBot
People are having serious anthropological discussions about video games and here I am reminding people that they have one more day to get a dumb card I painted:
Sr Churros avatarSr Churros
I just finished this thing here: I'm mostly happy with my results, altough it lacks some stuff like Skyward Sword or Sonic & Knuckles [img][/img]
more quickposts



Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -