The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is an orchestral journey through the music and sounds of the Hylian universe. The highly talented musicians of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony from Ontario take viewers on a real life adventure through the familiar landscapes and scenes from the Zelda saga. These pieces, integrated into a four movement symphony, allow the audience to feel as though they are the Hero of Hyrule with music from titles such as Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time.
“It would be terrible if Link started playing his ocarina and the orchestra wasn’t right in time with him!”
While the orchestra plays, scenes from the game are shown on a large display above. When asked how the members of the orchestra stay completely in tune with the video game footage, Andrew Mellanby of the symphony stated, “This show uses a click-track system to keep the orchestra synced with the video content. That means that many orchestra members have headphones on while they play live onstage. In their headphones, they hear a clicking sound that repeats at the tempo the music is to be played at. This helps to keep the music they play synced with the video content from the game. It would be terrible if Link started playing his ocarina and the orchestra wasn’t right in time with him! It makes the show more challenging, but it’s worth it to ensure it is successful.”