Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents “The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Second Quest” on Oct. 8

PITTSBURGH— Heroes will rise and evil will be defeated (and a princess saved) in Heinz Hall when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in association with Princeton Entertainment, presents “The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Second Quest” on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, this production builds on the success of 2012’s “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” and celebrates the 25 years of music and magic of the Zelda franchise. “Second Quest” includes the four-movement symphony recounting the classic storylines from the Legend of Zelda—“Ocarina of Time,” “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker,” “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess” and “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past”—as well as new visuals and music. Along with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and visuals from the Zelda videogames, the audience will enjoy performance by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, under the direction of Betsy Burleigh.

Zelda fans are invited to fully participate in this festive event with costumes and, in a Pittsburgh Symphony first, tweets! “The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Second Quest” will feature approved “Tweet seats” in the Grand Tier (rows C-T), and fans sitting in this section are encourage to tweet about their experiences with the hashtag  #ZeldaPGH. This concert also offers a VIP package at the $95 level, which includes one premium ticket in a preferred location, a private meet-and-greet with the producers/creative team behind the show and a numbered limited edition poster signed by the creative team!

“The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Second Quest” is conducted by Susie Seiter, arranged by Chad Seiter and based on themes by Koji Kondo. It is produced by Jason Michael Paul and Jeron Moore.

Plan your adventure today! Tickets, ranging from $29 to $95 (Tweet seats are $59), can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900, or by visiting www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Susie Benchasil Seiter is a prolific conductor and orchestrator of film, television and video games. A native of Baltimore, Seiter received rigorous training at the University of Southern California’s prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program. She began her career assisting Hollywood composers and working at Disney’s department of music preparation. She is best known for orchestrating “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses,” which has been performed more than 60 times by some of the world’s most respected orchestras. Most recently, she worked alongside her husband Chad Seiter, conducting and orchestrating his music to one of history’s most popular franchises, Star Trek: The Video Game. She followed that up with orchestration on another popular franchise and childhood favorite, “Smurfs 2.” Seiter is currently orchestrating the next concert tour of “Pirates of the Caribbean Live.”

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP), a chorus of 120 which includes a 20-voice professional core, is renowned for its versatility, singing oratorio, opera, Broadway, folk and symphonic repertoire. Founded in 1908, the MCP holds the distinction of being Pittsburgh’s oldest continuously performing arts organization. The choir, in its 104th season and sixth under the direction of Betsy Burleigh, is known for its mastery of the great choral classics. The MCP is a Steinway Artist, the only chorus holding that designation.

Editors Please Note:

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SUSIE BENCHASIL SEITER, conductor
MENDELSSOHN CHOIR OF PITTSBURGH (Betsy Burleigh, director)

Act I

Overture

“Link’s Awakening”

“Spirit Tracks”

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

  • Prelude: “The Creation”
  • “The Ocarina of Time”
  • “The Wind Waker”

Act 2

“Gerudo Valley”

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

  • “The Twilight Princess”
  • “Time of the Falling Rain”

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