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Minnesota Orchestra presents LA LA LAND In Concert, September 30 and October 1

Sarah Hicks conducts the Orchestra in concerts of Justin Hurwitz’s Academy Award®-winning score while Lionsgate’s complete film is shown on a large screen above the stage


The Minnesota Orchestra opens its 2017-18 Live at Orchestra Hall series, featuring genres from popular music and jazz to Broadway classics and movie scores, with performances of LA LA LAND in Concert on September 30 and October 1. Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, leads the Orchestra in live performances of the entire Academy Award®-winning score by composer Justin Hurwitz, as the complete film is shown on a large screen above the Orchestra. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Lionsgate’s global phenomenon La La Land grossed nearly $450 million at the worldwide box office and won six Academy Awards® earlier this year.

The performances are held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, September 30, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 1, at 2 p.m., with tickets priced from $35 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.

LA LA LAND in Concert
Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra! Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. 

La La Land TM & © 2017 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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 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 major orchestras in Melbourne, Brisbane, Montreal, Toronto and Lisbon. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.


Live at Orchestra Hall
LA LA LAND IN CONCERT

Complete Film with Live Orchestra 

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2 p.m. / Orchestra Hall 

Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks, conductor 

The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

Tickets: $30 to $90           


TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION

Individual tickets and subscription packages 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 (Stage Door ticketing is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lobby Box Office ticketing begins two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the skyway accessible 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 2017-18 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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Minnesota Orchestra
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Phone: 612.371.5600
Fax: 612.371.7170

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