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It's a Wonderful Life In Concert

About this Concert:

This 1947 beloved holiday classic stars Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore—hear it in a whole new light as we screen the complete film in Orchestra Hall with the Minnesota Orchestra performing Dimitri Tiomkin’s iconic score live.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor

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More Details:

  • It’s a Wonderful Life is the classic tale of a small-town man who overcomes a crisis of faith with a little angelic intervention.
  • The film was not a box office success when it first came out, but is now ranked #1 on the American Film Institute’s list of the most inspirational American films of all time.
  • Director Frank Capra called it his favorite work, and screened it for his family every Christmas.
  • Dimitri Tiomkin (who composed the score) is a Hollywood music legend, and also wrote the themes for the TV westerns Rawhide and Gunslinger plus other classics such as High Noon and Dial M for Murder.
  • One of the writers for this touching script was the sharp-tongued Dorothy Parker! 

Please note: To enhance the clarity of spoken dialogue during this film screening and live musical performance, English subtitles will appear at the bottom of the screen.

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Holiday

It's a Wonderful Life In Concert

Complete Film with Live Orchestra

Tickets

1524068696

1482091200

1556209496

Sun Dec 18 2016 2pm

Other Performances

Sat Dec 17 2016 8pm

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It's a Wonderful Life

About this Concert:

This 1947 beloved holiday classic stars Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore—hear it in a whole new light as we screen the complete film in Orchestra Hall with the Minnesota Orchestra performing Dimitri Tiomkin’s iconic score live.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor

Read program notes (pdf)

More Details:

  • It’s a Wonderful Life is the classic tale of a small-town man who overcomes a crisis of faith with a little angelic intervention.
  • The film was not a box office success when it first came out, but is now ranked #1 on the American Film Institute’s list of the most inspirational American films of all time.
  • Director Frank Capra called it his favorite work, and screened it for his family every Christmas.
  • Dimitri Tiomkin (who composed the score) is a Hollywood music legend, and also wrote the themes for the TV westerns Rawhide and Gunslinger plus other classics such as High Noon and Dial M for Murder.
  • One of the writers for this touching script was the sharp-tongued Dorothy Parker! 

Please note: To enhance the clarity of spoken dialogue during this film screening and live musical performance, English subtitles will appear at the bottom of the screen.

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OH+ Concert activities on Sunday December 18 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Coffee

Coffee Concert

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies before the concert. Available at all lobby bars.

Mary Louise Knutson

Mary Louise Knutson Trio

When: 12:30-1:45pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Enjoy holiday favorites performed by pianist Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Gordon Johnson and drummer Phil Hey. No ticket required! Free and open to the public.

Merchandise

Merchandise and Recordings

When: Pre-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Visit the Concessions Booth in the lobby to purchase a variety of Minnesota Orchestra merchandise including scarves, CDs and more!