In Depth The legends of Zelda Symphony of the Goddess
Posted 7 August 2012 12:00 AM by Matt Taylor
Diehard Zelda fan? Just looking for something new and exciting? The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is your ticket this fall. Experience Zelda with a live symphony orchestra performing the soundtrack from the video game October 18 at the Citi Wang Theatre.
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is a year-long tour based on their previous endeavor, The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Concert. The music is arranged by the video game’s music director Chad Seiter, known for arranging music for TV shows such as “Star Trek” and “LOST.” The orchestrations made their appearance during the E3 2011 show, the world’s premiere trade show for computer and video game related products.
The E3 performance lead to the creation of The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Concert. It performed three shows with an orchestra in Tokyo, Los Angeles, and London. The show was tweaked and renamed “Symphony of the Goddesses.”
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is the first ever video game themed concert to feature a complete four movement symphony. Conducted by Eímear Noone, the first performance of Symphony of the Goddesses was sold out. The tour kicked off in Dallas with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center. More shows across the country began to sell out, with reviewers calling it “utterly flawless” and “no typical night at the symphony.” Read a complete review here.
The show takes the audience through pivotal moments in the video game’s history, bringing them the music from a variety of games within the “Zelda” franchise. For example, the music of fan favorites such as “Ocarina of Time”and "Wind Walker" can be recognized in the first act. While later in the show the audience is exposed to other popular games such as “A Link to the Past” and "Twilight Princess".
The franchise has come a long way since the release of the first video game in 1986. Apart from fifteen video games and now its own symphony, the popularity of “Zelda” 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 over 550,000 copies in a week and becoming Zelda's fastest-selling title.
If you’re interested in witnessing the amazing performance that is, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, check out the website and be sure to get your tickets.