After a Bowser-themed Super Mario orchestra concert a few weeks ago, another concert featuring Nintendo music was announced in Japan. It’s the Legend of Zelda Concert 2018, and it will be held in November and December in Tokyo and Osaka. It will be the first time in two years, since the Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary concert in 2016, that a full orchestra concert entirely dedicated to the Legend of Zelda series is held in Japan.
Just like the previous concerts and performances from the Symphony of the Goddesses tour, the concert will have video footage of the various games displayed on a big screen while the orchestra is playing.
What’s interesting about this concert is that it will put emphasis on three key instruments that have played a significant role in the Legend of Zelda series: the ocarina, the harp, and the accordion (seen in the key art below). Naturally, music from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be played during the concert, though we don’t know how many tracks. The fact that the accordion is one of the 3 key instruments, it looks like it will feature more than just the main theme (like the previous concert).
Once again, the conductor is none other than Taizo Takemoto, who was also conductor for the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Concert in 2015, and the Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert in 2016. The music will be played by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra for the Tokyo dates, and the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra for those in Osaka.
There will be special tickets on sale, called Master Seats: they feature an original design, but more importantly feature some goodies as part of the Master Seat Limited Music Box. Various goodies will also be on sale exclusive at the concert.
Here’s details about the The Legend of Zelda Concert 2018 performances:
Tokyo (Bunkamura Orchard Hall)
- November 22nd. Doors open at 6PM, and concert starts at 7PM;
- December 14th. Doors open at 6PM, and concert starts at 7PM.
Osaka (Orix Theater)
- November 25th: doors open at 12.15PM, and concert starts at 1PM;
- November 25th: doors open at 4.15PM, and concert starts at 5PM.
As for the tickets…
- Master Seats: 12 000 Yen
- S Seats: 9 000 Yen
- A Seats: 7 500 Yen
General sales for tickets will start on September 22nd at 10AM, but there will be a pre-sale for people selected via lottery. Said lottery is already live and runs until August 28th 11.59PM JST for Master Seats, and September 4th and S and A Seats.