O hell yea. You read that right. This brilliant idea is brought to you by none other than the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, who have been delivering out of the box performances all year. From En Vogue to Trey Anastasio, the PSO’s forward-thinking programming is attracting more and more young attendees than ever before. Every performance to date of “The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses” has sold out in advance, but lucky for you we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away!
The concerts will begin at 8PM, Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28 at Heinz Hall. Ticket prices range from $30 to $90 and can be purchased here. Did you know this production is the first ever video game themed concert to feature a complete four movement symphony, showcasing the work of Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo. Zelda is one of the most popular media franchises of all time. Over 62 million copies of the game have been sold since its introduction in 1986, grossing more than Avatar and Titanic combined.
The new four-movement symphony recounts the classic story lines from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The concerts also will highlight orchestral renditions of music from other series games, including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Irish conductor Eímear Noone will lead the PSO, with arrangements by music director Chad Seiter.
I can remember playing the first Zelda on Nintendo growing up. It was by far my favorite video game until I grew out of playing video games on the reg, though I dabble from time to time and will kick your ass in Soul Calibur! If you don’t believe me I will challenge any reader to a match. Since we’re in the mood, why don’t you leave a comment below as to what your favorite Zelda game is and we’ll choose a winner at random on Thursday, July 26th. Please make sure you leave your e-mail address so we can notify the winner! For more information on the show, visit here.