THE ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY and KNIGHT FOUNDATION PRESENTTHE LEGEND OF ZELDA™: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES


 

THE ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OF

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY and KNIGHT FOUNDATION

PRESENT

 

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES

 

A dazzling orchestral performance and visual spectacular

marking the 25th Anniversary of the legendary

Zelda video game franchise

 

Part of the 2012-2013 Knight Masterworks Season Pops Series

 

“Thematic and action-packed music played live by a full orchestra and choir.”

– Denver Post

 

December 9, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $35 to $125

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda™ franchise, San Francisco-based producer of orchestral video-game tours, Jason Michael Paul, and Nintendo created THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES to bring the world’s most popular video game series to life by featuring dynamic and compelling video accompanied by a live symphony orchestra. The groundbreaking symphonic concert, which has sold out in cities across the country, will make its Miami premiere on December 9, 2012 in the John S. and James L. Knight Center at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

Scheduled to coincide with the popular Miami Comic Con 2012 convention, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES is also the newest addition to the 2012-2013 Knight Masterworks Season Pops Series, which also includes previously announced performances by Idina Menzel on November 30, 2012 and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on March 5, 2013.

Tickets for THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES range from $35 to $125, and go on sale to Arsht Center members beginning August 6 and to the general public beginning September 8. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES is the first video game-themed concert to feature a complete four-movement symphony, showcasing the work of Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo. Guests will enjoy 25 years of video game history; complete with a gorgeous cinematic video presentation, as a 55-piece symphony orchestra performs the game’s sensational thematic score live. In addition, fans and Miami Comic Con 2012 (December 8-9) attendees are encouraged to complement the evening by dressing up as their favorite Zelda character.

The Legend of Zelda™ is among the most famous media franchises of all time. According to Nintendo, more than 62 million copies of the game have been sold since its introduction in 1986, grossing more than Avatar and Titaniccombined. Beyond the 15 Zelda video games, Zelda’s popularity has spawned a book series, comic book, Saturday morning cartoon, and even its own 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. Nintendo’s fan club and mailing list continue to add over a million new members every year throughout the world.

Other performances of the 2012-2013 Knight Masterworks Season Pops Series include:

IDINA MENZEL IN CONCERT

November 30, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.Tickets range from $39 to $125

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

 “The Streisand of her generation!” – Denver Post

Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and songwriter Idina Menzel, star of Broadway’s Wicked and the original stage production of Rent, will make her much anticipated return to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and open the 2012-13 Knight Masterworks Season Pops Series with a new live show on November 30, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.

Menzel became a household name with her guest-starring role as Rachel’s mother on the hit FOX show “Glee.” Now, she returns to South Florida to dazzle audiences with a brand new show complete with repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including a fresh spin on contemporary songs.

 BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA

THE STREISAND SONGBOOK

March 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $50 to $125

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

Platinum Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway joins Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops to celebrate America’s grande dame of entertainment, Barbra Streisand!

This special evening features soaring symphonic spins on Streisand’s classic and unforgettable songs from her Broadway debut through her Hollywood hits (Funny GirlThe Way We WereA Star Is Born), and from her early pop recording to her later concept albums (PeopleHigher GroundWhat Matters Most). Sharing humorous and inspiring anecdotes of her collaborations with Streisand, Ann provides an insider’s glimpse into the life of this legend, who has recorded six of Ann’s songs on her recent albums, including “I’ve Dreamed of You,” the song Streisand sang to her husband, James Brolin, on their wedding day.

To kick off the evening, Maestro Lockhart leads the orchestra in a “Bright Lights, Big City” tribute to the Big Apple with works by Bernstein, Gershwin, and Duke Ellington.

 CALENDAR LISTING

Adrienne Arsht Center presents

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES

Knight Masterworks Pops Series

“Thematic and action-packed music played live by a full orchestra and choir.” – Denver Post

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda™ franchise, San Francisco-based producer of orchestral video-game tours, Jason Michael Paul, and Nintendo created THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES to bring the world’s most popular video game series to life by featuring dynamic and compelling video accompanied by a live symphony orchestra. The groundbreaking symphonic concert, which has sold out across the country, will make its Miami premiere on December 9, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.

December 9, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

Adrienne Arsht Center1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 Tickets range from $35 to $125

For reservations, visit www.arshtcenter.org or call the box office at (305) 949-6722.

Visit www.arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information for details and schedules.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from local, state and national foundations, as well as private contributions to the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation through corporate and individual giving, Visionary Society membership and the Encore Circle major gifts programs.

 ###About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Made possible by Miami-Dade County’s largest ever public/private-sector partnership, the Center is home to the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy. In addition, numerous South Florida arts organizations perform in its theaters regularly. Since opening in 2006, the Center has emerged as a leader in offering and presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, as a catalyst for development in Miami, and as a host of impactful community outreach and education programs.

Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the venue is comprised of the 2,400-seat Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the 2,200-seat John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, the black box Carnival Studio Theater, a restored Carnival Tower, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Studio, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Education Center and the outdoor Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts. Events impresario and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss brought his signature style to the Center in 2009 with PRELUDE BY BARTON G, a full-service upscale restaurant.

Visit www.arshtcenter.org for more information.

About John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed and engaged communities and lead to transformational change.

For more information, visit www.knightfoundation.org.

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