Make us your home page
Instagram

Florida Orchestra announces 'Legend of Zelda' symphony at the Mahaffey

Combining video games with other mediums can be difficult to pull off. Just look at the short lifespan of the Nintendo Cereal System or the reviews for pretty much every video game movie ever made.

Music and games, on the other hand, seem to work. The "chiptune" genre purposely sounds like it was produced on an old Sega Genesis, and it has a large cult following. At the opposite end of the spectrum, classically trained musicians like violinist Lindsey Stirling have become YouTube stars by covering video game themes.

That's the direction the Florida Orchestra is going with The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. The one-night-only performance comes to St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater on Dec. 16 featuring orchestral versions of music from the popular Nintendo franchise timed to high-definition Zelda video on a big screen.

Start sewing your floppy green hats and Link tunics now — the audience is encouraged to come in costume.

Symphony of the Goddesses debuted in 2012, and has since been performed around the world. The tour's third season, coming to The Mahaffey, is titled Master Quest. It's the Florida Orchestra's second video game-themed performance after last season's sold out show, Distant Worlds: The Music of Final Fantasy, which featured a similar, multimedia set up.

The Mahaffey says Symphony of the Goddesses will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda's release on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The hit adventure franchise, following a hero's quest through Hyrule to rescue Princess Zelda from Ganon, has since spawned more than 40 separate games.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Aug. 8. Tickets are on sale now for Florida Orchestra subscribers.

.If you go

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

The Florida Orchestra performance will be Dec. 16 at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $25-$95. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Florida Orchestra announces 'Legend of Zelda' symphony at the Mahaffey 08/01/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:09pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Beach Drive mural is a first for St. Pete's swanky waterfront street

    Blogs

    Mural mania in St. Petersburg is spreading east.

    This mural in progress is on the side of the Smith & Associates building on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg.
  2. Is that it? Hardly. Katrina of the Waves still walking on sunshine

    Blogs

    Appearing on both Retro Futura and The '80s Cruise is Katrina Leskanich, who we know better as Katrina of Katrina & the Waves. When thinking about Katrina & the Waves hopefully …

  3. Enjoy the felines, ancient ruins at Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome

    Travel

    ROME

    We had to be in the right spot. The GPS said so.

    The Area Sacra at Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome is the site of ancient ruins and the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary. More than 140 cats call this area home. Some live in the indoor shelter.
  4. Nearly local craft beer of the week: Rome City IPA from Lakeland's Brew Hub

    Bars & Spirits

    As popular as the American IPA is, it's hardly surprising that it has been the canvas for many of the most prominent beer trends of the past few years: session IPA, New England-style IPA, sour IPA, single malt and single hop IPA — even coffee IPA.

    Brew Hub
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 18

    Events

    Jason Aldean: The Nashville country superstar will be joined by openers, Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25.50-$65.50. (813) 740-2446.

    Handout photo of Jason Aldean, performing 8/18/17 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. Credit: Jim Wright.