The hugely successful traveling Zelda orchestra tour may be winding to a close. Established in 2011 for the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses has been delighting fans around the world in the sights and sounds of the Zelda series for five years. The tour spawned four incarnations, due to popularity, and constantly underwent change adding new suites and arrangements to the lineup.
Sadly, there are no currently planned dates for 2018, which doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t happen, but that nothing is in motion as of this time due to a hiatus.
In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Symphony of the Goddesses producer Jason Michael Paul expressed interest in moving on to other projects. Regarding the hiatus for 2018, Paul said he isn’t exactly pleased. Furthermore, Paul said, “Here we are on this high where we are doing over 70 shows a year with The Legend of Zelda, and then we’ve got nothing. But I am doing other things. I am working with Bethesda on the hopes of an Elder Scrolls concert. Nothing is confirmed at this point, but I am hopeful.”
Paul also mentioned that he has been pitching new content ideas to Nintendo, including a pitch for a Super Mario orchestra which he’s hoping to bring to life. Let’s all hope this isn’t the dawn of the final day for this wonderful show, or for other Nintendo symphonic showcases.
Having seen great success incorporating music and imagery from across the Zelda series, including a newly added Breath of the Wild segment, Symphony of the Goddesses is an audio-visual tour de force which should not be missed.
There are still several tour dates through the end of the year across Canada, Ireland, and the United States. To find a show near you, please refer to the tour schedule.
The full interview covers some really interesting information regarding various projects from Jason Michael Paul, including his frustrations with attempting to launch another Nintendo-based symphony.
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