- $28 for one ticket to see The Legend of Zelda – Symphony of the Goddesses: The Second Quest (up to $57.15 value)
- When: Saturday, November 23, at 7 p.m
- Where: The Riverside Theater
- Seating: main floor, rows K–KK
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Legend of Zelda – Symphony of the Goddesses: The Second Quest
The Legend of Zelda – Symphony of the Goddesses: The Second Quest celebrates more than 25 years of stirring virtual adventure and memorable soundtracks with live orchestral renditions of the video-game franchise's lush aural landscapes. Now in its second season, the reimagined score draws from an inventory of recent and requested Zelda games, including Skyward Sword, Spirit Tracks, and Link's Awakening, while still paying homage to such classics as Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past. Arranged by Music Director Chad Seiter, the concert's four-movement symphony regales ears with Nintendo composer Koji Kondo's original music, recalling moments of Link conquering dungeons, running through forests, and struggling to decide what color of tunic to wear. Throughout the evening, a video collage syncs up with the adventurous tunes to spotlight exciting moments from the venerable franchise.
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.