Zelda Symphony returns Sept. 22 for fourth Calgary adventure
Video game symphony fuses night at symphony with breathtaking visual experience.
By Brett Luft, Web Editor
Celebrating 30 years of one of gaming’s biggest franchises, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is set to once again ready to share the tale of Hyrule’s greatest warrior with Calgary.
As a long-time fan of the series, Kyle Pura says Symphony of the Goddesses is one of the most immersive experiences in the gaming world.
“People can look forward to hearing the wonderful soundtrack of the Legend of Zelda series being played masterfully by an orchestra,” says Pura. “[The music] is also accompanied by stunning visuals from the game played out on the big screen.”
The Sept. 22 event marks the fourth stop for the Symphony of the Goddesses in Calgary.
Pura says outside of the performance itself, the environment encourages a unique blend of classical music lovers and cosplay culture – a sentiment echoed by the event’s executive producer, Jason Michael Paul.
Paul says the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses celebrates 30 years of storytelling through a unique “multimedia symphonic concert.”
Symphony of the Goddesses first took to the Calgary stage in 2012, and since then has erupted into a massive global celebration of the franchise’s golden moments.
From its humble beginnings touring a handful of cities in North America, Symphony of the Goddesses is looking at its biggest year yet, with more than 35 shows planned in North America and Europe by the end of the year.
With this continuing success, Paul has no plans of slowing down. With new titles on the horizon for the franchise, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Paul says there’s plans to keep celebrating Hyrule through the symphony in the future.
Paul says music-loving Calgarians won’t be disappointed by the show, as his team at Jason Michael Paul Productions is teaming up with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for the event. But Paul urges Calgary fans to pick up their tickets quickly.
“If you haven’t picked up your tickets for the Sept. 22 event at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, they’re selling out fast,” Paul says.
Tickets for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses are currently on sale for the Calgary show at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s website, and tickets for the Edmonton show on Sept. 21 can be found at Ticketmaster.