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"The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses" brings video game music to life

Whether you are a video game fan or a music fan, the following news should at least make you a little curious.

Currently touring the country and coming to Boston this October, “The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses is a live video game themed concert featuring original music, video and more from 25 years of Nintendo’s popular Zelda franchise.

Yes, you read that sentence correctly. There is now an entire tour devoted exclusively to the music from and inspired by a video game. And it’s a popular tour too. According to promotional materials heralding the symphony’s upcoming appearance at the Wang Theatre in Boston, “every performance of ‘The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses’ has sold out far in advance.”

Watch part of a “The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses” performance in San Francisco featuring an orchestration inspired by the video game “Majora's Mask"” here:

Each concert includes a complete four movement symphony showcasing the work of Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo with backing from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and a concert choir.

So, is Mario next? That plucky Italian plumber has been around longer than Link. What about some Donkey Kong? The jungle rhythms often accompanying DK and company would be more than enough inspiration for a world music gig. Maybe we’ll even see a rock show one day set to the eight-bit strains of Contra, Star Tropics or Maniac Mansion. The possibilities are endless.

For more information on “The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses,” including a schedule of performances, please visit http://zelda-symphony.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/LegendofZelda.

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