The Legend of Zelda symphony!

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Friday, 27-Feb-2015

 

Being unemployed is no fun… but thankfully, I have a lot of friends who’ve been keeping me busy.

Busy being events like dressing up, and going to the symphony.  Yeah, Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Who’s fancy now, huh?  Me.  That’s who.

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The show we went to see was the Legend of Zelda symphony – LoZ is known for its amazing music, so this was taking that video game score (music made up of, basically, beeps) and having it performed by a complete, world-class orchestra.

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It was, in a word, excellent.  I’m sure I could have gotten even more out of it if I’d ever played the games, but unfortunately those weren’t part of my childhood – Starcraft and Mathblaster were my growing up tools, and I can tell you honestly that if I heard an orchestra playing the Starcraft theme music, I’d be in tears within minutes.  Even so, I very much enjoyed hearing the music from such a landmark series.

The way it was presented was almost like a fan-video.  Basically, the orchestra would play, and there’d be a projected video going on for that specific piece, generally a compilation from the game that the piece was in.  I loved getting the chance to explore the Legend of Zelda worlds… even the brief and shallow dip that I had in the ocean of what’s been made.

And yes, I did spend roughly three hours going through Wikipedia, learning the plotlines of the games I’d seen.

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  1. Awesome Review. Now I want togo see it if the Orchestra Lands in Tucson someday. We do get Cirque De Soleil, River Dance, Celtic Women, Cats, Mis Saigon, Les Mis (I wish), and I hope someday Phantom of the Opera, and my dream to see Fave: Don Giovanni

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