The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses on Top Score

by Emily Reese, Minnesota Public Radio
October 11, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is a musical celebration of twenty-five years of Zelda melodies. The new episode of Top Score features a conversation with the producers of the touring show, video game music fans Jason Michael Paul and Jeron Moore.

The tour made a stop at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis in September.

Jason has spent nearly a decade bringing video game music to the stage for audiences to hear and see all over the world. He created the Dear Friends Music from Final Fantasy tour in 2004, and Jeron began working with Jason not long after Jason created Play! A Video Game Symphony.

The cool part is, Jason and Jeron were here in the Twin Cities to put on a show for Zelda fans in this part of the country, so they came to Classical MPR in downtown St. Paul to chat with me.

I joined them later at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis to hear Irish conductor and orchestrator Eimear Noone conduct a rehearsal. After rehearsal, Jeron took me onstage to meet Eimear (so fun!).

The theater that night was to near-capacity. There were some people in costume, which is referred to as "cosplay". In fact, a Zelda show always has the most adorable cosplayers with people dressed up like Link all over the place.

The orchestra was fantastic; for this Minneapolis show, Jason and Jeron chose local musicians, and there is no shortage of fine musicians in the Twin Cities.

It was delightful speaking with Jeron about his life-long passion for Zelda and to hear Jason talk about the importance of orchestras performing game music on stage.

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