The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Even with years of clarinet experience under by belt, I’ve never really gained a true appreciation of classical or symphonic music. All that changed last night when Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts hosted The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. 

This is the third worldwide tour for the symphony – the “Master Quest”, combining three decades of phenomenal gaming with a masterfully recreated musical score. Producer Jason Michael Paul worked very closely with Nintendo, and the individual creators of the Zelda series to bring this beloved, multi-generational force to vibrant life. With the talents of Conductor Amy Andersson and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, it was a night of magic and majesty.

I’m ashamed to say that my Zelda experience pretty much begins and ends with NES, but my son has carried the torch with vigor. He was in his element, in all his Link glory, and he was not alone. Downtown Orlando transformed into Hyrule, as legions of gaming fans descended upon the Dr. Phillips Center. We even encountered Kira Koneko from Zelda Dungeon! My son was simply starstruck, but he collected himself enough to discuss his excitement about the evening’s event.