For Immediate Release
April 25, 2012
PSO TO PERFORM ‘LEGEND OF ZELDA’ AT HEINZ HALL IN JULY
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m., April 30
PITTSBURGH – Tickets will be available Monday, April 30, for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) special concerts, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, that bring one of the most popular video game series to life.
The concerts will be at 8 p.m., July 27 & 28 at Heinz Hall. Tickets, ranging from $30 to $90, go on sale at 9 a.m., Monday, April 30, and can be purchased by calling 412.392.4900, or visiting the PSO online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org. PSO subscribers receive a 15 percent discount on tickets.
Featuring dynamic and compelling video, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is the first ever video game themed concert to feature a complete four-movement symphony showcasing the work of Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo. Audiences get to witness 25 years of video game history unfolding, complete with gorgeous and cinematic video presentation, synced to picture with the game’s sensational, thematic and action-packed music played live by a full symphony orchestra.
More than 62 million copies of the game have been sold since its introduction in 1986, grossing more than Avatar and Titanic combined. Beyond the 15 Zelda video games, Zelda’s popularity has spawned a book series, comic book, Saturday morning cartoon, and a breakfast cereal. The most recent game, Skyward Sword, set a new record for the franchise, selling more than 550,000 copies in a week and becoming Zelda's fastest-selling title.
The PSO will also be performing The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses on Wednesday, July 25, at the Mann Center in Philadelphia.
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