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Minnesota Orchestra Presents "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" in Concert, Oct. 28 and 29

New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke leads the Minnesota Orchestra in live performances of John Williams’ score as the complete film is shown on screen


The Minnesota Orchestra ventures into its first Stage and Screen concerts of the 2016-17 season with performances of John Williams’ score to the classic movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on October 28 and 29. Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming film, released by Universal Pictures in 1982, is one of the most beloved films in motion picture history, earning an Academy Award, multiple Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award, among many others. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial follows the story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. Conductor Steven Reineke, the music director of New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, leads the Orchestra in Williams’ score while the film is shown on a large screen above the stage.

The event is held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, October 28, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, October 29, at 2 p.m., with tickets priced from $30 to $80. 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.

Steven Reineke, conductor
Steven Reineke is the music director of the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, principal pops conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, principal pops conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and principal pops conductor designate of the Houston Symphony. He is a frequent guest conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, Cleveland Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has created programs and collaborated with such leading artists as Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Wayne Brady, Peter Frampton and Ben Folds. He is the creator of more than 100 orchestral arrangements which have been performed worldwide, and are heard on Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label.

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, including all seven 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
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
Complete Film with the Minnesota Orchestra

Friday, October 28, 2016, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 2 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Steven Reineke
, conductor

Tickets: $30 to $80

OH+ Events

Enjoy interactive exhibits created by Intermedia Arts in the Target Atrium and Auditorium before these concerts.

For more information on this and other OH+ Events: minnesotaorchestra.org/ohplus.


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 the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 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 612-371-5656, 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. 

Published prices include a non-discountable facility fee of $5 per ticket. For single ticket purchases, there are no service charges for in-person transactions. There is a $6 service charge per transaction for all phone, fax or mail orders. Save $1 by purchasing tickets online or by having the Orchestra e-mail your tickets. (This charge is waived for subscribers and group purchasers ordering by phone, mail or in person.) Subscription packages are subject to a one-time $8 processing fee. No refunds. Some fees and restrictions may apply to ticket exchanges. All sales are final.

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.

The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2016-17 season.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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