Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, leads performances of Danny Elfman’s score from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas as the animated film is shown on the big screen
On Halloween weekend, the Minnesota Orchestra presents Disney In Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, performing Danny Elfman’s original score live as the complete animated film is shown on a large screen. Based on an original story written by Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas has been a favorite for children and adults alike since its release in 1993. Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, conducts the Orchestra; on screen, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington upends the peaceful, harmonious Christmastown with his ghoulish tricks and treats in this macabre mashup of Halloween and Christmas. These performances are recommended for ages 13 and over.
The performances are held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, October 30, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, October 31, at 8 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.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop-motion musical film, produced and conceived by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick. Based on a poem written by Burton in 1982, the film was released by Touchstone Pictures in 1993 and has been re-released by Disney Pictures several times since. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he stumbles into Christmastown while out walking through the woods. Through a series of misadventures and fantastical characters, Jack kidnaps Santa Claus and attempts to take over Christmas and give it a Halloween twist. The film score was composed by Danny Elfman, who provides the singing voice for Jack Skellington and other characters. The voice cast also includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens and Glenn Shadix.
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 2015-16 season she will lead the Orchestra in performances with Ben Folds, Rajaton, Pink Martini and Cirque de la Symphonie, among other artists, as well as Inside the Classics concerts, film music and “A Musical Feast,” a concert that combines music and food. Her recent engagements have included concerts with the San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Nagoya Philharmonic and Kansai Philharmonic. In 2011 she toured with British rock icon Sting, leading 31 concerts over two months in venues throughout Europe. For more information, visit minnesotaorchestra.org.
Live at Orchestra Hall
DISNEY IN CONCERT:
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
featuring the music of Danny Elfman
with the Minnesota Orchestra
Friday, October 30, 2015, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © All rights reserved
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 (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 2015-16 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