In concerts on November 24 and 25, the Minnesota Orchestra performs John Williams’ Grammy-nominated score to Jurassic Park, while the complete film is shown on a large screen above the stage at Orchestra Hall. The film follows paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) to a secluded island where scientists have revived the age of the dinosaurs in a new, immersive theme park. Released in 1993, Jurassic Park was based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton and directed by Steven Spielberg. It remains one of the most successful films ever created, breaking box office records and earning three Academy Awards—for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects—and launching a film franchise that so far includes five movies. Sarah Hicks, the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, leads the Minnesota Orchestra in these performances. The concerts are held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 25, at 2 p.m., with tickets priced from $45 to $110. Tickets are available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Sarah Hicks, the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, has led a broad range of programs since joining the Orchestra as assistant conductor in 2006. During the 2018-19 season she leads the Orchestra in performances with Dessa, the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club, Indigo Girls and Igudesman & Joo, as well as the Inside the Classics series and film music concerts of Star Wars, Star Trek Into Darkness, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Disney’s classic 1991 animated version of Beauty and the Beast.
John Williams, composer
During his five-decade career, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and the concert stage. He has composed music for more than 100 films, DATE: October 29, 2018 including all eight episodic Star Wars films, the first three Harry Potter films, Superman, Memoirs of a Geisha, Home Alone and The Book Thief. His 40-year partnership with director Steven Spielberg has resulted in many of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful films. He has composed themes for four Olympic Games and has written numerous works for the concert stage. He served as music director of the Boston Pops Orchestra for 14 seasons and remains its Laureate Conductor. Among his many honors, he has received five Academy Awards and 50 Oscar nominations; the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists by the U.S. Government; and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.
Live at Orchestra Hall: JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT
Complete Film with Live Orchestra
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Sunday, November 25, 2018, 2 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Tickets: $45 to $110
TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION
Subscription packages and individual tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.
All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.