Sarah Hicks conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in live performances of Michael Giacchino’s score as the complete 2009 film is shown on screen
The Minnesota Orchestra concludes its 2016-17 “Stage and Screen” series with performances of Michael Giacchino’s score to the 2009 blockbuster film Star Trek on July 13 and 14. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the film earned four Academy Award nominations and a Grammy nomination for Best Score Soundtrack. In these concerts, Sarah Hicks, the Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, leads the Orchestra in the thrilling score while the complete film is shown on a large screen above the stage. The performances also mark the opening of Orchestra Hall’s summer season, which features a variety of food and drink vendors, free musical performances and other activities before and after each evening’s program.
The concerts are held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m., with tickets priced from $30 to $90. 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, 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 upcoming 2017-18 season, she will conduct Orchestra performances with Leslie Odom, Jr., Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, Pink Martini, Cloud Cult and Cirque de la Symphonie, as well as the film music concerts including La La Land, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Little Mermaid and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Away from Orchestra Hall, she has recently conducted the San Francisco Symphony, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and San Diego Symphony, and debuted with the Dallas Symphony, Nashville Symphony and Toronto Symphony. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.
Michael Giacchino, composer
Michael Giacchino is one of the best-known and most successful composers working in Hollywood today. He has scored popular and acclaimed films such as Inside Out, Jurassic World, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the three most recent Star Trek films. His score for the 2009 Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe and two Grammy Awards, among other honors. Most recently he has composed scores for Zootopia, Dr. Strange and Rogue One, as well as the upcoming releases War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Book of Henry.
At all Minnesota Orchestra concerts from July 13 through August 5, audiences are invited to enjoy live music pre- and post-concert, and an array of food and beverage items, available for purchase both inside and outside Orchestra Hall. Featured food vendors include Blue Moon, Cavalcade Creamery, Curds & Cakes, Kramarczuk’s, Ten 01 Social and T-Rex Cookie, plus $5 Happy Hour specials. See concert details below for more information or visit minnesotaorchestra.org for a full event schedule.
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Tickets: $30 to $90
July 13: Pre-concert entertainment provided by Patty and the Buttons, 5:30 to 7:15 p.m., in the Target Atrium.
July 14: Pre-concert entertainment provided by Jack Brass Band, 5:30 to 7:15 p.m., in the Target Atrium; Post-concert entertainment provided by Café Accordion, in the Target Atrium.
The Bridge—a virtual reality experience created by GLITCH—allows players to step aboard the USS Enterprise, on July 13 and 14, in the Orchestra Hall lobby.
Vinyl Listening Stations curated by Hymie’s Vintage Records will be available in the Orchestra Hall lobby throughout all Sommerfest concerts.
TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION
Individual tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org or by calling 612-371-5656 or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Stage Door, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.); 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.); and at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, two hours before all ticketed performances. For more information, call 612-371-5656 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. 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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Gwen Pappas, Director of Public Relations
Emma Plehal, Public Relations Writer and Coordinator