Florida Orchestra gears up for “Legend of Zelda” in December

Posted on: August 3, 2016

“Combining video games with other mediums can be difficult to pull off. Just look at the short lifespan of the Nintendo Cereal System,” writes Christopher Spata in Monday’s (8/1) Tampa Bay Times (Florida). “Music and games, on the other hand, seem to work. … Classically trained musicians like violinist Lindsey Stirling have become YouTube stars by covering video game themes. That’s the direction the Florida Orchestra is going with The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. The one-night-only performance comes to St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater on Dec. 16 featuring orchestral versions of music from the popular Nintendo franchise timed to high-definition Zelda video on a big screen. Start sewing your floppy green hats and Link tunics now—the audience is encouraged to come in costume. Symphony of the Goddesses debuted in 2012, and has since been performed around the world. The tour’s third season, coming to The Mahaffey, is titled Master Quest. It’s the Florida Orchestra’s second video game-themed performance after last season’s sold out show, Distant Worlds: The Music of Final Fantasy, which featured a similar, multimedia set up.”

Posted August 3, 2016