Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Gamer geeks unite for an orchestrated Zelda celebration.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Craig

Since Nintendo launched the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1983, the world of video games changed forever.  A large part of gaming magic is the music that transport you through the virtual experience as you battle the villains from one level to the next. The celebration of classic video games and its music will continue to live through  The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses — a live orchestral performance of theme music from one of Nintendo’s most popular game franchises.

After it’s release in 1986, The Legend of Zelda has sold 65 million units and continues to carry popularity within the gamer community. After 26 years of popularity in the industry, the series received another addition. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. In addition to hearing the classic tunes preformed by a live orchestra, this concert will pay tribute to the continuing fandom for The Legend of Zelda.

Who: Eímear Noone will be conducting the live orchestra with arrangements by music director Chad Seiter.

What: The four movement symphony will consist of music that portrays the classic story lines from the original Zelda series; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The concert will also feature orchestral renditions of music from other games based off the original series, including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.

Where: This game-based concert will take place at Benaroya Hall in Downtown Seattle. (200 University Street, Seattle)

When: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

How Much: Orchestra floor tickets ($55-$125), Founder’s Tier ($85-$125), Second Tier ($35-$55), Third Tier ($35). Tickets purchased online.

This concert is one of many additional dates added to the tour.

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses at Benaroya Hall | Monday, March 26 | 7:30 p.m.


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