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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Holiday Programs at Orchestra Hall Feature The Midtown Men and Pianist George Winston

The Midtown Men perform their Holiday Show for the first time at Orchestra Hall, December 22

Pianist George Winston returns to Minneapolis for a solo concert, December 23


For one night only on Thursday, December 22, The Midtown Men, a touring group formed by four original cast members of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, will deck Orchestra Hall with timeless tunes, top-shelf choreography and tightly-harmonized vocal performances in their special holiday show. The following evening, Friday, December 23, George Winston, one of the world’s most recognized pianists, returns to Minneapolis to present his winter-themed solo concert, An Evening with George Winston.

The Midtown Men Holiday Show is held on Thursday, December 22, at 7:30 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $40 to $99. An Evening with George Winston takes place on Friday, December 23, at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $30 to $60. All performances take place at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on either of these programs.

More information is 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.


The Midtown Men Holiday Show
Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer logged more than a thousand performances as the Jersey Boys on Broadway before hitting the road as The Midtown Men. They have become the first touring vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show. Not only have they continued to win over audiences of all ages in nearly 2,000 live shows, they have released a self-titled debut album, The Midtown Men: Sixties Hits, as well as their first radio single, All Alone On Christmas, the latter with producer Steven Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. More: themidtownmen.com.


Holiday Concert
THE MIDTOWN MEN HOLIDAY SHOW

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

The Midtown Men

Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Tickets: $40 to $99


An Evening with George Winston
George Winston has given more than two dozen performances at Orchestra Hall, most recently a well-received solo concert during the 2015 Holiday season. This year’s performance will feature his “Winter Show,” which includes melodic fall and winter songs; Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts® pieces; music inspired by the New Orleans piano and stride piano traditions; and songs from his most recent and upcoming recordings.

Since 1986, Winston has been raising money for food banks and service organizations, and he will continue to do so by working with local food banks throughout his tour, holding a canned food drive at each show. He will also donate 100% of proceeds from the sale of his merchandise to the designated organization. For this concert, Winston is partnering with Hunger Solutions of MN; audience members are encouraged to bring canned food donations to Orchestra Hall. More: georgewinston.com.


Holiday Concert
AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON

Friday, December 23, 2016, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

George Winston, piano

Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Tickets: $30-$60


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.

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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