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‘Zelda’ multimedia concert experience coming to Fresno

A screenshot from “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.” The music from Nintendo’s popular video game franchise is featured in “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of Goddesses.” The touring production will be in Fresno, Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Saroyan Theatre.
A screenshot from “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.” The music from Nintendo’s popular video game franchise is featured in “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of Goddesses.” The touring production will be in Fresno, Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Saroyan Theatre. Nintendo/TNS

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” is a concert experience for fans of classical music and video games.

Based on Nintendo’s “Legend of Zelda” series, the concert was originally created to celebrate the game’s 25th anniversary in 2011. It quickly spawned a worldwide tour, which will stop in Fresno Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Saroyan Theatre. Tickets are $28-$98 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, at the theater box office, at select Save Mart supermarkets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone 800-745-3000.

The concert was created from new arrangements of music from the franchise and is approved by Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma and Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo (who worked on “The Legend of Zelda” and “Super Mario Bros.”).

The concert is multimedia affair: There is a complete, four-movement symphony in two acts, with melody interludes from “Ocarina of Time,” “The Wind Waker” and “Twilight Princess,” performed by a full orchestra in front of a giant screen projecting some of the most memorable moments from Zelda games.

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee

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