The Legend of Zelda, the video game series, has come to life in The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. The event is a concert tour that features music from the original Nintendo video game series.
Jason Michael Paul Productions has teamed up with Nintendo to produce the tour.
Chad Seiter has arranged the music.
Symphony of the Goddesses recounts the storylines of several games in the Legend of Zeldaseries. The four-movement symphony goes through the storylines from The Wind Walker, A Link to the Past, Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time.
Paul announced in 2011 that he was asked to create a 4-minute overture that covers 25 years of music from Zelda along with images. The events led to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto announcing that Skyward Sword would also include an orchestral CD that was produced by Chad Seiter and Jeron Moore, both independent producers that worked with Paul.
Jason Michael Paul Productions went on to produce a 25th Anniversary concert in London, Tokyo and Los Angeles alongside producers Moore and Seiter.
The concert led to the creation of the Symphony of the Goddesses, which was first presented in Dallas, Texas in 2012. The concert was a major hit and went on to tour in Canada and the United States.
Symphony of the Goddesses would eventually go on a second season of tours called “Second Quest” before going on hiatus until 2015 and 2016, when the “Master Quest” was revealed. The “Master Quest” was filled with controversy, as Moore and Seiter were both removed from the production.
The two producers’ original works were still used during the production.
Video game press welcomed the concert series, with critics stating that the production immersed the audience. The series includes a silent nature, with Link worked into the concert through video display.
The music is called “pure magic,” with critics stating that the music was as varied as the games that they are written after. Music was also cut from the performance to ensure it all fit into the concert’s timespan.
Not all critics enjoy the concert, with some stating that the concert series is too focused on combat and battle themes rather than focusing on the adventure of the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses is a must-see for fans of the game, with many critics stating that even non-fans will enjoy the awe-inspiring, vibrant music that the concert has to offer.