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An Ashford University Summer Pops Concert (Subscribe Now!)
Thursday, July 12, 8pm (Special Time)

Eímear Noone, conductor
Featuring SACRA/PROFANA as chorus

Attention Comic-Con devotees and fans of Zelda! Don your green tunics, wield your master swords and prepare to embark on the greatest adventure in video game history. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses showcases the enduring work of Nintendo composer Koji Kondo. Don’t miss this stunning cinematic video presentation in concert with soaring sounds of the San Diego Symphony.

Please note: there will be NO table service in the Champagne section for The Legend of Zelda.

Though "The Legend of Zelda" is SOLD OUT, additional seats may become available on the day of the concert.

Join us before the concert starting at 6pm and...

  • Play all your favorite Zelda games on various GameStop wii consoles. We will also have a Zelda mini-game competition so get your practice in before the show.
  • Bring your 3DS and join StreetPass San Diego for a fun tournament before the show with lots of prizes for the winners!
  • Dress up as your favorite character to enter our costume contest to win special prizes!


Thursday, July 12 - Zelda


(© 2011 Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda is a trademark of Nintendo.)


Featuring a dynamic and compelling video presentation coordinated in sync with music, “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” brings Nintendo to the Embarcadero in a whole new way, giving one of the industry's most beloved franchises center stage. "Symphony of the Goddesses" draws from the music of Nintendo's rich and celebrated catalogue of 16 franchise titles and ties them together in a way never before realized.

The Legend of Zelda Symphonic World Tour kicked off on June 7th in Los Angeles, California at Nintendo's highly anticipated 2011 E3 Press Event with a major announcement by none other than famed Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. The opening for this exclusive, coveted press-only event was produced for Nintendo by Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc., providing a combination video and live orchestral performance commemorating the 25th Anniversary of "The Legend of Zelda" franchise.

About The Legend of Zelda: "The Legend of Zelda" is a high fantasy action-adventure video game series created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Considered one of Nintendo's most important franchises, its gameplay consists of a mixture of action, adventure, and puzzle solving.

As of April 2010, "The Legend of Zelda" series has sold over 59 million copies since the release of the first game (and the franchise namesake), "The Legend of Zelda," and continues to be successful worldwide. The original "Legend of Zelda" is the fourth best-selling NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) game of all time. The series consists of 15 official games on all of Nintendo's major consoles as well as several spin-offs. An American animated series based on the games aired in 1989, and individual manga (Japanese comic book) adaptations which are officially endorsed and commissioned by Nintendo have been produced in Japan since 1997.

About Nintendo: Nintendo Co, Ltd. is one of the most influential companies in the video game industry and Japan's third most valuable listed company with an estimated market value of over US $85 billion.

Specializing in both video game hardware and software development, production and manufacturing, Nintendo's long history in console development has included the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), the Gameboy, Super Nintendo's most popular game franchises including "Super Mario Bros.," "The Legend of Zelda," "Donkey Kong," "Star Fox," "Pokemon" and many more. As of late 2010, Nintendo has sold over 565 million hardware units and 3.4 billion software units.

About JMP Productions, Inc: Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. has brought critical acclaim to the video game music genre after creating the first ever video game music concert series in the U.S. with “Dear Friends — Music from FINAL FANTASY"(seen at Summer Pops in 2005.) As a producer, he has staged concerts around the world for such artists as Luciano Pavarotti and The Three Tenors. Paul began his career at a marketing agency handling corporate entertainment and environmental design for clients such as Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sun Microsystems, Adidas, Midway Entertainment, Sony Metreon and Square Enix. Paul continues to pave the way for video game music on the concert stage as Executive Producer of the acclaimed concert series "PLAY! A Video Game Symphony."


Eímear Noone is young Irish composer/conductor resident of Malibu, California. She has been fortunate enough to have a varied and versatile career to date spanning Classical repertoire, film scores, video game scores, movie trailers and pop/rock recording.

In the past several months alone she has: completed the score to a feature film, The Donner Party, starring Crispin Glover and produced by John Emerson Moore; conducted Oscar nominee Javier Navarrete’s (Pan’s Labyrinth) score to The New Daughter starring Kevin Costner; and orchestrated Navarrete’s score to The Hole directed by Joe Dante of Gremlins fame. In 2008 she orchestrated Navarrete’s score to Mirrors starring Keifer Sutherland. As a composer she also scored the enchanting Irish Film Board short film Colder by filmmaker JJ Harrington.

In 2007 Eímear had the pleasure of conducting the orchestra for the Los Angeles Ballet in their inaugural production of Tchaikovsky’s The NutcrackerThe LA Times said of the performance, “…the score was again given loving care by Eímear Noone and her orchestra.”

As an orchestrator her work has been performed on several occasions at the Hollywood Bowl and has been recorded at Capitol Records, Twentieth Century Fox, Skywalker Ranch and Abbey Road, to name a few.  Her work has been performed and/or recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, The Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic, The Seattle Symphony Orchestra and The Dublin City Concert Orchestra as well as some of the finest studio orchestras in Los Angeles.

Eímear Noone orchestrated and conducted on the mega-hit video game “World of Warcraft” and recently conducted the score to the latest installment in the “Starcraft” series.  She recorded the score at Skywalker Ranch with members of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Ballet. Additionally, her orchestrations have also appeared in the trailers for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Arthur and the Invisibles.

For four years Eímear conducted and composed for the Dublin City Concert Orchestra, an ensemble she founded for the performance and promotion of film music.  The orchestra and symphonic chorus had a sold-out series of film-score/Classical Repertoire concerts at the National Concert Hall Dublin and garnered much attention from the Irish national press. The Irish Independent commented that at her 2001 conducting debut “…people left exhilarated and in tears.”

As an educator Eímear Noone teaches for the film-scoring departments at UCLA Extension and Columbia College Chicago and also gives seminars on conducting to picture for the Society of Composers and Lyricists in Los Angeles.  She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama. Currently Eimear is an executive on the board of the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival, acting additionally as music director for the festival. 


Since their debut in February 2009, SACRA/PROFANA has rapidly gained a reputation as a radical new voice in American choral music. Described by San Diego CityBeat as “genre-bending”, the 24-voice ensemble has been widely celebrated in the local press for their boldness of vision. A 2012 KPBS feature on the group hailed them as “choral music for the iPod generation”, and praised the choir’s “adventurous repertory- both polished and daring”. The San Diego Reader’s Garrett Harris says: “San Diego is fortunate to have a group like SACRA/PROFANA bringing us new music that is of high quality.” (April 2012)

Under founder and director Krishan Oberoi’s leadership, SACRA/PROFANA has championed seminal works of modern choral repertoire rarely (if ever) heard in Southern California. These include major works by György Ligeti, Steve Reich, Vincent Persichetti, Ernst Krenek, Nico Muhly and David Lang. With a repertoire including everything from Arnold Schoenberg to The Smashing Pumpkins to Leonard Cohen, the ensemble continues to defy genre classification. The 24-voice ensemble has collaborated with many of San Diego’s leading arts institutions, including Art of Élan, Orchestra Nova, San Diego Museum of Art, and (at Club Anthology) musicians from the San Diego Symphony. SACRA/PROFANA has also appeared with electroclash act HYENA and the San Diego Children’s Choir. SACRA/PROFANA’s debut album, entitled Elegies & Ecstasies, was released on iTunes in May 2012.

Tonight’s performance is SACRA/PROFANA’s concert debut with the full San Diego Symphony.

Krishan Oberoi, music director

New York-born, New England-bred, and Yale-educated, Krishan Oberoi is a maverick conductor whose passion for unorthodox programming is bolstered by a firm grounding in musical tradition. Oberoi attended the Yale School of Music on a full-tuition scholarship, earning his master’s degree in conducting in 2006. Shortly after relocating to Southern California, he founded SACRA/PROFANA; the choir had their debut performance in 2009.

As a vocalist, Mr. Oberoi has toured extensively in Europe under such conductors as Helmuth Rilling and Simon Carrington. From 2005-2007, he served as Associate Conductor of the Elm City Girls Choir (Academy Division), the top level of Connecticut’s United Choir School. Mr. Oberoi is currently Youth Director for San Diego Children’s Choir, and Organist at The Immaculata, University of San Diego.

Watch & Listen,

The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony: The Wind Waker Symphonic Movement

Note: this is one of the works to be performed at the San Diego Symphony's The Legend of Zelda concert at the Ashford University Summer Pops 2012. This concert is on sale Tuesday, February 21! © 2011 Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda and Wii are trademarks of Nintendo.

Here is a recording session video* of the Main Theme of The Legend of Zelda!: 

 *This video was exclusive to "The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony.

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July 12, 2012

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