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Leslie Odom, Jr. Performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, March 23 and 24

 

Sarah Hicks conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in two concerts with Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr.


Leslie Odom, Jr., winner of the 2016 Best Actor Tony Award for his role as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, joins the Minnesota Orchestra and conductor Sarah Hicks on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, for performances of Broadway hits, jazz standards and more. Known for his outstanding work on Broadway and on television—in shows such as Smash and Law and Order: SVU—Odom, Jr. is the recipient of both Tony and Grammy Awards, plus nominations for a Drama Desk Award and Lucille Lortel Award, among many other honors.

The performances are held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $50 to $115. More information is 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.

Leslie Odom, Jr.
Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr. has won extraordinary praise from critics and audiences alike for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton, a role for which he won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He is also a Grammy Award-winner as a principal soloist on Hamilton’s Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. His additional theatre credits include Leap of Faith on Broadway, for which he won the 2012 Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer on Broadway and was nominated for a Drama League Award; the 2014 musical Venice, which also played at The Public Theater; and the Encores! Off-Center production of Tick, Tick... Boom! On television, Odom, Jr. is best known for his portrayal of Sam Strickland in the NBC musical series Smash, and for his recurring role as Reverend Curtis Scott on Law & Order: SVU. He has also appeared in episodes of Gotham, Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, House of Lies, Vanished and CSI: Miami. For more information, visit leslieodomjr.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. During the 2017-18 season, she conducts Orchestra performances with Pink Martini, Cloud Cult and Cirque de la Symphonie, as well as film music concerts including La La Land, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Little Mermaid and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, plus an Inside the Classics program. 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
LESLIE ODOM, JR.
with the Minnesota Orchestra

Friday, March 23, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall 

Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks
, conductor
Leslie Odom, Jr., vocals

Tickets: $50 to $115


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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