Though still a relatively new concept, video game orchestras have been growing bigger and bigger in the past few years. The same people turned off by the thought of experiencing the music of Brahms and Bach are the same people turning up in droves to see the music of Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon performed in full. One of the most visible of these groups, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, announced it will be coming to Reading for the first time to kick off its next U.S. tour. The Santander Arena event will take place on November 4.
The group takes music from 30 years worth of Zelda history and performs in front of video footage from the games, creating a lasting effect on both hardcore gamers and casual fans. After touring the world over, the classically-trained orchestra made their television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this past October.