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. Hernando Events for Sept. 22

    Events

    22 Friday

    Academia Hernando Fall 2017 Lecture Series: "Eleanor Roosevelt at the U.N. — Human Rights," by Susan Marie Frontczak. Series includes eight lectures and one field trip. Field trip only open to subscribers. 10 a.m. to noon. $65 for the entire series, including field trip; $9 per …

  2. Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Sept. 22

    Events

    Festivals

    Music and brews: "Brews and Wine on the Bayou," a benefit for Youth and Family Alternatives, will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Gill Dawg Marina, 5419 Treadway Drive, Port Richey. The event will feature all-you-can-taste beer and wine, with 20 craft beers and 20 wines. There will be a …

  3. 5 things you didn't know about 'Wall Street' on its 30th anniversary

    Blogs

    It’s hard to think of the 1987 movie Wall Street and not picture Michael Douglas as a megalomaniac tycoon spouting “Greed is good” until shareholders fall in line. 

  4. A meatless burger that tastes like meat? Ciccio Restaurants will serve the Impossible Burger.

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA — The most red-hot hamburger in the nation right now contains no meat.

    Ciccio executive chef Luis Flores prepares an Impossible Burger Wednesday at the Epicurean Hotel Food Theatre in Tampa.
  5. Plan your weekend: Sept. 22-24: Buffyfest, Arcade Fire, Howl-O-Scream, Wanderlust 108 and 'Rent'

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Pop show

    Florida Björkestra's Buffyfest: Pop culture meets pop music when the Florida Björkestra, a 20-piece alternative-classical ensemble that tributes ground-breaking pop artists, on Saturday will play with eight vocalists for "Once More with …

    The 20th anniversary tour of RENT, shown in 2016, comes to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Sept. 19-24, 2017. Photo by Carol Rosegg.