Sarah Hicks conducts the Orchestra in a pre-Valentine’s Day performance with R&B group Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of all time, comes to Minneapolis to perform with the Minnesota Orchestra on February 11, 2017. Boyz II Men—made up of vocalists Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman—has been performing and recording worldwide for more than 25 years. Conducted by Sarah Hicks, the Minnesota Orchestra shares the stage with the ensemble for this one-night-only concert featuring many of Boyz II Men’s chart-topping hits, such as “End of the Road” and “On Bended Knee.”
The performance is held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, February 11, at 8 p.m., with tickets priced from $45 to $115. 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.
Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men has won four Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards, three Billboard Awards and a 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Casino Entertainment Award for their acclaimed residency at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which has been ongoing since 2013. In 2014 they released their newest album, Collide, on the BMG label. In 2011, they marked their 20th anniversary by releasing an album fittingly titled Twenty. Their past hits include “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day” and “Motownphilly,” among many others. Beyond making music, the group has its own charity called Boyz II Men House, which lends support to individuals and organizations that focus on improving quality of life and helping to unlock human potential, while contributing to the health and vitality of those less fortunate. For more information, visit BoyzIIMen.com.
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. Her upcoming concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra include performances with Hilary Kole, Tony DeSare, Dessa and Ellis Hall, as well as the Inside the Classics series and a screening of the 2009 Star Trek film that features a live performance of Michael Giacchino’s complete score. Earlier this season she conducted movie concerts of Ratatouille and It’s a Wonderful Life. Details about her performances with Orchestra during the 2017-18 season will be announced in March. Away from Orchestra Hall, this season she returns to the San Francisco Symphony, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and San Diego Symphony, and debuts with the Dallas Symphony, Nashville Symphony and Toronto Symphony. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.
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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Gwen Pappas, Director of Public Relations
Emma Plehal, Public Relations Writer and Coordinator