Sarah Hicks conducts the Orchestra in concerts of Alan Menken’s Academy Award®-winning score while the complete film is shown on a large screen above the stage
In concerts led by Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, the Minnesota Orchestra performs Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert Live to Film on November 25 and 26. The program features the full-length 1989 movie with the Orchestra performing Alan Menken’s Grammy and Academy Award-winning score in its entirety. The Little Mermaid was composer Alan Menken’s first score for Disney, also earning him his first Academy Award in the category of Best Song, for Under the Sea. These concerts are part of the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2017-18 Movies & Music series that also includes La La Land, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and West Side Story.
The performances are held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, November 25, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, November 26, at 2 p.m., with tickets priced from $35 to $85. 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.
Disney The Little Mermaid in Concert
Based on the 1837 Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a mermaid princess who wishes to be human, The Little Mermaid became Walt Disney Pictures’ 28th animated feature film when it was released on November 17, 1989. It is considered the first film in the “Disney Renaissance” of the 1980s and ‘90s that featured hits like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. The film was written and directed by Ron Clements and Jon Musker, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman. The film features the voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll and Samuel E. Wright, among others. Its popular songs include Part of Your World, Under the Sea, and Kiss the Girl, that last of which was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song.
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 concerts with Leslie Odom, Jr., Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, Pink Martini, Cloud Cult and Cirque de la Symphonie, as well as film music and Inside the Classics concerts. 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
DISNEY THE LITTLE MERMAID
IN CONCERT LIVE TO FILM
with the Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Learning in the Lobby: Beginning at 12:30 p.m. on November 25 and 26, patrons will enjoy a variety of hands-on learning stations that focus on Family Concert themes and musical repertoire of the concert, curated by FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra.
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.
Gwen Pappas, Director of Public Relations
Emma Plehal, Public Relations Writer and Coordinator