25 years, nearly 68 million copies sold and multiple generations of fans point to the enduring legacy of The Legend of Zelda video games. While gameplay is of paramount importance to any serious gamer, the music of games sets tone and atmosphere and many pieces also have legions of fans.

Gaming fans and music lovers alike may enjoy the newest offering from Jason Michael Paul Productions, the company that produced Play! A Video Game Symphony. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is a new symphony featuring four movements from Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and A Link to the Past. Snippets of music from other games will also be played, such as Link’s Awakening and Majora’s Mask. In each city, conductor Eímear Noone will lead the local symphony orchestra.

The tour kicks off on March 14th in Vancouver, BC and is currently slated to end on September 22nd in Minneaplis, MN. A date for Seattle has just been added for March 26th, and the producers expect to add more cities, so check the website as time progresses to see if your city makes the list. The current schedule is below.

zelda-photocred-Brian Costa3/14 Vancouver, BC
3/26 Seattle, WA
3/28 San Francisco, CA
4/7 Denver, CO
4/20 Phoenix, AZ
4/21 Phoenix, AZ
5/12 Atlanta, GA
5/31 Montreal, QB
6/6 Los Angeles, CA
6/22 Austin, TX
7/7 Houston, TX
7/12 San Diego, CA
7/14 Orland, FL
7/25 Philadelphia
7/26 Vienna, VA
9/15 Toronto, ON
9/22 Minneapolis, MIN

One word of caution to non-gaming symphony fans. The audiences at Play! A Video Game Symphony showed their appreciation with cheers, yells and clapping at times and places in the concert that outraged traditional audiences. Many of the musicians commented that it was nice to be treated like rock stars, but consider yourself warned. This concert is not likely to attract a staid, buttoned-down, restrained audience, well-versed in traditional symphony etiquette. It will be fun.


Culture Tour starts soon for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses