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Indigo Girls Perform with the Minnesota Orchestra

Grammy Award-winning folk duo performs one-night-only concert with the Orchestra on February 15; Sarah Hicks conducts


Indigo Girls, a Grammy Award-winning folk duo, make their Orchestra Hall debut on Friday, February 15, at 8 p.m., in a concert featuring some of their Billboard Top 40 hits, performed live with the Minnesota Orchestra. The concert is conducted by Sarah Hicks, the principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall. Since their breakout album in 1989, the Indigo Girls have earned numerous Gold and Platinum records, been awarded a Grammy Award, and collaborated with artists ranging from Michael Stipe to Joan Baez.

The concert is held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, February 15, at 8 p.m. 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.


Indigo Girls
With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls—Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s. In 2012, Saliers and Ray embarked on a bold new chapter, collaborating with a pair of orchestrators to prepare large-scale arrangements of their songs to perform with symphonies around the country. With this successful project, the duo created a seamless blend of folk, rock, pop and classical that elevated their songs to new heights without scarifying the emotional intimacy and honesty that have defined their music for decades. Now, after more than 50 performances with symphonies across America, the experience has finally been captured in all its grandeur on the band’s stunning new album, Indigo Girls Live With The University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes. More: indigogirls.com.

Sarah Hicks, conductor
Sarah Hicks has led a broad range of programs since joining the Orchestra as assistant conductor in 2006. During the remainder of the 2018-19 season she will lead the Orchestra in performances with Dessa—to be recorded for a future album release on the Doomtree label—Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry and Igudesman & Joo; a Star Trek Into Darkness film music concert; and the Inside the Classics series. Away from Orchestra Hall, she conducts concerts this season with the Antwerp Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Dallas Symphony and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.


Live at Orchestra Hall
INDIGO GIRLS
with the Minnesota Orchestra

Friday, February 15, 2019, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Indigo Girls, vocals

Please note: Tickets to this event are currently sold out.


TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION

Tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 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 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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