Last night I finally got to experience The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses after a lengthy wait to come to Arizona.
The Legend of Zelda has a large library of games, each having a unique touch to the music but always keeping a familiar tone. Heading into the performance last night my biggest question was how deep the concert was going to go. We got tracks from nearly all main entries post 16-bit era and a couple portable entries (nothing older than the DS titles). The visuals of the show included high def footage of which game the music being played came from. You were also treated to a few video messages about the history of the games from such individuals such as series creator Shigeru Miyamoto.
The audicence responded to each track with excitement and adoration, for many, it was a night of heavy nostalgic memories of swinging the Master Sword, breaking vases, and saving Zelda. If members of the audience came wearing cosplays inspired by characters of the series.
I’ve played every main entry into of the series, and nearly every portable entry as well so picking a favorite track wasn’t the easiest but I think I settled on my favorite. Gerudo Valley from Ocarina of Time I was the second performance of the night and was probably the highlight of an enjoyable evening. My recommendation of the concert goes to big fans of the series without much surprise. If you’re a casual fan of the series, it might not be worth the price of entry.