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United States Naval Academy Glee Club Performs with the Minnesota Orchestra

Sarah Hicks conducts a program celebrating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day


On November 10, the United States Naval Academy Glee Club will make its Minnesota Orchestra debut in a performance led by Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall. The concert takes place one day before the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of World War I, and which now coincides with Veterans Day—an official U.S. public holiday honoring our military veterans. The evening’s program will include a variety of musical selections from grand operas, Broadway shows, film soundtracks and patriotic classics.    

The concert is held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, November 10, at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $40 to $110. 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. 

The U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club
The United States Naval Academy Glee Club, directed by Dr. Aaron Smith, consists of The United States Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, which has achieved prominence as one of the world’s premier men’s choruses, and The United States Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club, which is the only all-female military choral ensemble in the world. These ensembles are components of the United States Naval Academy’s musical activities department, which is the primary source of fine arts education for the Brigade of Midshipmen. The Glee Clubs often combine with the nation’s leading orchestras to perform masterpieces of choral-orchestral literature, and they perform extensively throughout the U.S. and countries around the world. Other recent notable performances include appearances at the dedication ceremony of the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award ceremony, the Commissioning Ceremony and Gala for the George H. W. Bush Aircraft Carrier (CVN-77), and the Presidential Inaugural Concert “We Are One” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, among many other events. More: usna.edu/music.

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 2018-19 season she leads the Orchestra in performances with the Dessa, Indigo Girls and Igudesman & Joo, as well as the Inside the Classics series and film music concerts of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Star Trek Into Darkness, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Disney’s classic 1991 animated version of Beauty and the Beast. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.


Live at Orchestra Hall
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY GLEE CLUB

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks, conductor
United States Naval Academy Glee Club
Dr. Aaron Smith, director

Tickets: $40 to $110


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 Orchestra Hall, 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 2018-19 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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