A couple of weeks ago, our sister paper The OC Weekly, had the esteemed nerd-gasm-pleasure of reviewing the Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring in Concert. Damn you, OC. In addition to wanting to use our Ocarina of Time to get there, we were officially jealous of the missing thundering sounds of Howard Shore live.
Well, take THIS OC Weekly.
Moseying over from Lon Lon Ranch, we saw the news: Nintendo's concert series for the Legend of Zelda world tour is---oh the glory!--kicking off in Dallas. Officially called "The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses," lucky, lucky goers will hear "key chapters" from 25 years of the Zelda Franchise. I know, our Master Swords are tingling too. As the DSO's site states, this marks the first ever "video game themed concert to feature a complete 4-movement symphony."
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Pwned, OC Weekly. Pwned.
Full release from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is after the jump, and see you then. We're going to go grab a drink in Hyrule to celebrate.
From the Dallas Symphony Orchestra:
From the Producers of "The Legend of Zelda™ 25th Anniversary Symphony", "PLAY! A Video Game Symphony" and "Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy" comes an all new world tour! The Legend of Zelda™ in concert has arrived. Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. and Nintendo proudly present "The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses", a concert event that will take audiences of all ages on a thrilling orchestral adventure through one of the video game industry's most beloved franchises.
Conducted by Eímear Noone, "The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses" is the first ever video game themed concert to feature a complete 4-movement symphony, showcasing the enduring and ever-adored work of Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo and his dedicated music team. Brought to life as never before, witness as 25 years of video game history unfolds complete with a gorgeous and cinematic video presentation, synced to picture with the game's sensational, thematic and action-packed music played live by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Don your green tunics, wield your master swords and prepare to embark on the greatest adventure in video game concert history yet! For the official press release from Nintendo, please click here.
Featuring dynamic and compelling video in sync with symphonic music, The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses brings Nintendo's popular video game series to life at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Enjoy original music spanning 25 years of adventure from the celebrated Zelda franchise as the DSO performed, The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of the Goddesses, uniting music and visuals in a way never before realized.