The Missing Link Between VideoGames and The Arts

The Missing Link Between VideoGames and The Arts Orchestral music was once the pop of its time. Nowadays, the symphony is attended mostly by an older crowd, but if you want something to survive, you've gotta get the young'uns to pay attention to it. And so the "Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses" tour comes to the Kravis Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. Yes, it is exactly what you are thinking. In a four-movement symphony, the orchestra will play the score from the classic Nintendo franchise, including selections from Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess. If you know what that is, you just wet yourself with excitement. Corresponding scenes from the classic games will play on massive screens above the orchestra as 30-somethings throughout the audience gently weep from the overwhelming childhood nostalgia. By the time you leave, the symphony will be your new favorite thing, and the arts will live on. The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $25. Call 561-832-7469, or visit kravis.org.
Sat., Dec. 8, 8 p.m., 2012
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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