Newsroom

October 13, 2015



MEDIA CONTACTS:

Vanessa Astros
Senior Director, Communications

(713) 337-8560
vanessa.astros@houstonsymphony.org

Kristen Bennett
PR Coordinator
(713) 337-8557
kristen.bennett@houstonsymphony.org

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA COMES TO LIFE AT JONES HALL THROUGH EPIC SYMPHONIC MUSIC AND CINEMATIC VIDEO EXPERIENCE

October 21-22, 2015

HOUSTON (October 13, 2015)—The highly anticipated global concert tour of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses—Master Quest will descend on the Houston Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on October 21 and 22, 2015.

The legend comes alive in a unique multimedia concert experience presenting over 29 years of music from The Legend of Zelda franchise with a cinematic video presentation and the music performed live by a chorus and the full orchestra. Audiences can expect new additions from “A Link Between Worlds,” the most recently released Zelda game, and all-new orchestral arrangements from game titles “Ocarina of Time,” “The Wind Waker” “Twilight Princess” “A Link to the Past,” “Link's Awakening” and more.

Members of the Houston Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Betsy Cook Weber, will join the orchestra and the world tour’s music director and conductor, Amy Andersson, in this unique concert experience. Andersson has conducted the The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour in major concert halls and arenas through Canada, Mexico, Europe and the U.S.

The concerts will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District. For tickets and information, please call (713) 224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.

To view a complete tour schedule of the world tour with ticketing information, tour updates, visit http://zelda-symphony.com

LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES - MASTER QUEST
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Amy Andersson, conductor
Tickets from $25

About Amy Andersson

At home in both the operatic and symphonic repertoires, Amy Andersson has conducted throughout Europe and the United States. She has led opera productions at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, National Theater of Mannheim, Stadttheater Aachen, Weikersheim Opera Festival, Rheinsberg Chamber of Opera and Colorado Light Opera. She has made concert appearances with the Niederrheinische Symphoniker, LOH Orchesta Sonderhausen, Berliner Symphoniker, Giessen Philharmonic, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Macedonian Philarmoic, Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland, Les Musicales du Trophee, and at the Colorado Music Festival. Andersson’s many engagements included a five-week concert tour with the Jeunesses Musicales to Germany, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and a debut at the Gewandhaus at the Leipzig Bach Fest. She is also currently the Associate Conductor for the show “rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes.”

About Jason Michael Paul

Jason Michael Paul is an American-born concert producer, promoter, and entrepreneur. Paul introduced “Dear Friends,” “More Friends: Music from Final Fantasy,” “PLAY! A Video Game Symphony,” the “25th Anniversary Legend of Zelda,” “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses,” “Second Quest,” “Master Quest,” and “rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes,” which is currently touring the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. He has worked with co-producers and contributors such as Luciano Pavarotti and the Three Tenors and video game manufacturer, Nintendo.

About the Houston Symphony

During the 2015-16 season, the Houston Symphony will celebrate its second season with Music Director Andrés Orozco- Estrada, and continues its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. The Houston Symphony is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas whose inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $32.8 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians and 4 community-embedded musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 300 performances for 330,000 people, including 97,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.

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