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Minnesota-based band Cloud Cult to perform with Minnesota Orchestra

Indie rock band Cloud Cult performs its first-ever collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Sarah Hicks on April 7 and 8


Founded in Duluth, Minnesota, indie rock band Cloud Cult comes to Minneapolis to collaborate with the Minnesota Orchestra for the first time in performances on April 7 and 8 at Orchestra Hall. Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks leads the Orchestra in this one-of-a-kind program, in which the musicians are joined by artists who paint to the music live during the performance. The concerts will feature a selection of Cloud Cult’s most popular and newest songs, including No Hell, Come Home and Unexplainable Stories, plus never-before-heard material. Among their many accolades, the Los Angeles Times raved that Cloud Cult was “deserving of loud, boisterous cheers.”

This concert is performed at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Ticket availability is limited for these concerts. 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. 


Cloud Cult
Across more than two decades, Cloud Cult has earned critical praise for their performances and ten full-length studio albums, plus a live album with film, a documentary and a series of short films. Their latest studio album and feature-length film The Seeker have been featured on outlets such as NPR’s On Being and Entertainment Weekly. The common thread running through Cloud Cult’s activities as a creative collective is their uplifting message, continual celebration of life and love and catharsis through music. The band has toured consistently throughout their career, and their shows always feature live painters on stage, a longstanding tradition for the group. Last year they played live along with the film The Seeker, and in 2018 they played a sold out show as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. For more information, visit cloudcult.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, among other artists, 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               
CLOUD CULT
with the Minnesota Orchestra

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Cloud Cult

Tickets are limited for this event. Please contact our box office to get up-to-the-minute ticket availability information.


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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PRESS CONTACT:

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Minnesota Orchestra
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Phone: 612.371.5600
Fax: 612.371.7170

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