Lena Leclaire, a performer and music educator with STL Ocarina, performed with the San Diego Symphony during its July 12, 2012 concert, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES.
Online PR News – 19-July-2012 – St. Louis, Mo – [St. Louis, Mo.] Lena Leclaire, a performer and music educator with STL Ocarina, performed with the San Diego Symphony during its July 12 concert, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES.
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES began with pre-concert festivities for Comic Con devotees and fans of the popular video game series, “The Legend of Zelda.” Zelda fans dressed as their favorite characters, entered a costume contest to win special prizes, and played their favorite Zelda games on GameStop Wii consoles. The concert highlighted the enduring work of Nintendo composer Koji Kondo and included a stunning cinematic video presentation in concert with soaring sounds of the San Diego Symphony.
The concert was part of a series Nintendo America is organizing around the country featuring music from “The Legend of Zelda.” The games have helped spur a worldwide revival of interest in the ocarina, a pocket-sized wind instrument with roots in ancient cultures. Thursday's concert coincided with Comic Con July 12-15 in San Diego. For more information on the series, visit http://www.zelda-symphony.com/schedule
About Lena LeClaire: Music educator and performer Lena Leclaire is a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in flute performance. Lena, 23, is also an accomplished ocarina performer with STL Ocarina, a company dedicated to reviving the art of ocarina playing. An outgrowth of the St. Louis School of Music, STL Ocarina produces ocarinas for all ages and skill levels. Learn more at http://www.STLOcarina.com
About STL Ocarina: STL Ocarina (http://www.STLOcarina.com) was established in 2005 to help revive interest in the art of ocarina playing. An outgrowth of the St. Louis School of Music, the company produces ocarinas for all ages and skill levels, from colorful kids' models shaped like fish, whales, and dolphins starting at $10 to professional models starting under $100 and made of Purple Clay, a rare natural mineral found only in the region of Yixing, China. The company's ocarinas have been used in performances by major symphony orchestras including the New World Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.