In collaboration with MSG Entertainment and Princeton Entertainment, Zelda fans are in for a real treat. On November 28th 2012, Madison Square Garden is proud to present The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses which will feature a dynamic and compelling video accompanied by a live symphony orchestra and choir. However, if you were lucky enough to attend the in-store event this past Friday, you got to get a sneak peek of what to expect. At the Nintendo World in Rockefeller Center, more than 150 fans waited on line for hours to have the opportunity to attend this wondrous event.
A special intimate one-time only “mini concert” awaited the fans where brand new arrangements were heard only at this event! Recounting the wonders of Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past till The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, fans cheered at their favorite composed melodies played in brand new ways. Led by master conductor Eimear Noone, fans were blown away by the mini-concert and many goodies. The first 25 people on line recieved one ocarina,and limited edition The Legend of Zelda: Symphony Goddess T-Shirt and Poster.
Fans also had the opportunity to receive a history lesson and ocarina lesson with Ocarina expert David “Docjazz” Ramos, Zelda and Youtube fan sensation, in an interactive workshop "Ocarinas: From Aztec to Zelda."
We got to chat with David about his love of ocarinas, when it started, and the history of the ocarina.
I got into ocarinas from The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time. It fascinated me and I learned about it and how to play it. The ocarina is actually an Italian instrument that was brought from Europe by Hernando Cortez. The Aztec and Incas clay makers messed with the flute to make one similar but it didn't work out. They couldn't figure out the complexity of the flute. In the 1800s, a clay maker took the idea and made a western style instrument naming it "ocarina" which means "little goose" because it was shaped like one. So not many people know that ocarina is created based on an Italian flute.
Fans also got the chance to take photos with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link cosplayer Li Kovacs in this stunning handmade outfit alongside a giant video game showcase featuring 25+ year history of The Legend of Zelda series. Fans also had the privilege to Meet and Greet music director Chad Seiter, conductor Eimear Noone, show producers Jeron Moore and Jason Michael Paul, and ocarinist David Ramos.
Even if you missed this in store event, you can still get tickets to The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses at Madison Square Garden November 28th 2012. The concert will be the first ever video game themed concert to feature a complete 4-movement symphony featuring the work of Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo. This is a sensational concert that no Zelda fan should pass up! Club Nintendo users also can receive a 15% discount off their tickets. Just log in to your account and click on the “Symphony of the Goddesses” logo banner to get your discounted tickets. Located at GameStop store are exclusive concert packs with rare goodies for fans to purchase.
Don’t miss your chance to get tickets to this once in a lifetime opportunity!