I recently attended a Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses event and as a life-long fan of The Legend of Zelda series I must say it was an experience like no other. If you are a fan of the series, this is an event you will want to attend. The orchestra and visuals show just how powerful the music within video games truly is.
Hey Listen! – A Zelda Symphony Across Time
The Legend of Zelda series has been around since 1986, and while many other series have released special editions or remakes to celebrate anniversaries, the musical journey that Symphony of the Goddesses provides is an amazing way to celebrate the Hero of Time. The night was filled with music from the original NES Legend of Zelda to Tri-Force Heroes and every game in between. To go along with the iconic melodies, cut scenes and gameplay were shown behind the orchestra. While Ocarina of Time, my favorite game of the series, got a good bit of time, many other fan favorites also had their time in the spotlight. There were several times throughout the night that I found myself so immersed by the video accompaniment that I had to ask myself if it was the video game itself I was hearing or the orchestra. That is how well the syncing was done.
A Link Between Worlds
The Symphony of the Goddesses can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of fandom. However, if you are a fan there are a few special things just for you. Even if you are not a gamer, by the end of the night you may find yourself wanting to try one of the games because the music and stories are so captivating. This might also be the only symphony where you will see patrons in formal attire as well as cosplay. If you are lucky, you might even see a few people doing both. I am sure Link has a black tie in his item inventory somewhere. At certain parts of the night, there are special messages from the creators of the Zelda series, Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, and the composer of the in-game music, Koji Kondo. It does not stop there though. It does not stop there! During the Wind Waker movements, the conductor switches from a standard baton to a replica of the Wind Waker Baton from the game. There are some other surprises at the show, but I will not spoil them for you.
If you are interested in attending the Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, check their tour schedule to see when they will be coming near you.
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