Stephen Colbert is on a roll with his roster of nontraditional late night TV guests who appeal to a younger generation of audiences. Coming up on Tuesday evening's show is a musical performance by the Legend of Zelda Symphony.
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses has been touring around the U.S., Canada, and Europe with performances that will go on through to 2016. According to reports, the orchestra will perform highlights from the soundtrack of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes on Tuesday, Oct. 13, which is just in time for the release of the game the following week on the 23rd of October.
According to the orchestra's official website, their concerts were designed to be as thrilling, engaging and as epic a journey as playing The Legend of Zelda itself is.
The symphony performs melodies from the games Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, and other Zelda titles. The arrangements were approved and overseen by the franchise's producer, Eiji Aonuma, and Koji Kondo, composer and sound director for Nintendo.
Even nongamers will be able to appreciate the rich musical scores that the symphony performs, according to many rave reviews of the tour so far.
"How beautiful to see an art form revived, the symphony not a dying venue for aging minds but a potent way to communicate emotions via technology. The oldest and the newest forms of communication, joined in a quest for their own cultural rescue," wrote the Vancouver Observer when the show was performed at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre.
In other words, it's a freaking awesome show!
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is set to appear on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' along with actress-comedian Sarah Silverman and actor Elijah Wood.