This week's posting is not my usual music education piece, but sometimes something hits you in all of the feels and you just can't keep it to yourself.
Part I: Background Information
Part II: The Show
The energy behind the music was equally matched by the audience. The crowd was ELECTRIC! Audience members were encouraged to dress as their favorite Legend of Zelda characters, and there were quite a few awesome cosplayers in the audience of ALL ages. There were various manifestations of Princess Zelda and Link all over the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. I should have dressed as Princess Zelda. My daughter would have thought I was a crazy woman, but it would have been a ton of fun! There was also such a mass camaraderie within the audience as people exclaimed 'Ooooh" 'Ahhh' and 'Yesssss!' in unison response to songs and action scenes on the big screen.
Part III: Final Thoughts
Video game music has evolved over the years, and Koji Kondo, known for both the Zelda and Super Mario Bros. musical scores, played a huge part in this evolution. Video game music became more than just static, filler noise in the background. It became the equivalent of a soul-stirring movie soundtrack, evoking moods, emotions, and visuals all throughout. Would I see this again? ABSOLUTELY! Should YOU go see it! YES AND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! As of this posting, there are still some tickets available to the Nashville May 20th performance, so click HERE to get your tickets before they sell out! Not in Nashville? Please check the schedule HERE for performance tour dates. You will NOT be disappointed! Take your kids to see the symphony. Relive your own childhood video game days. Totally immerse yourself in a multi-sensory musical experience. You will be so very glad you did!
Have you seen the show? Let me know in the comments what you thought! Planning on going? Share your pre-show excitement or questions!
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