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Experience the thrills of the second film in the original Star Wars trilogy as it is shown in full on the big screen, accompanied live by the Minnesota Orchestra led by Sarah Hicks.

Feel the power of the Force as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, R2-D2 and C-3PO return for more intergalactic excitement in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. A full-length movie screening accompanied by a live performance of John Williams’ Oscar®-nominated score brings this epic battle for the galaxy to life.

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Fun Facts

  • Oscar®-winning composer John Williams recorded the original soundtrack with the London Symphony Orchestra in 18 sessions over six days in 1979 and 1980.
  • Creator of some of the most memorable movie scores of all time, Williams also wrote the music for Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, the Indiana Jones series, Schindler's List and the first three Harry Potter films, among many more.
  • Muppets creator Jim Henson, a friend of Star Wars mastermind George Lucas, was initially offered the opportunity to design the character Yoda.
  • The Empire Strikes Back was the highest-grossing film of 1980 and earned John Williams two Grammys® for Best Original Movie Score and Best Instrumental Composition.

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Head back to Hogwarts™ and bring on the dragons, as Harry Potter™ is picked by the Goblet of Fire™ to compete in the Triwizard Tournament. The Minnesota Orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s inspiring full score while Harry, his friends and He Who Must Not Be Named™ soar across the big screen in a truly magical immersive experience.

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Fun Facts

  • Elaborating on John Williams’ memorable scores to the first three Harry Potter™ films, composer Patrick Doyle (Henry V, Sense and Sensibility, Gosford Park) took the reins to create Goblet of Fire's™ music.
  • Nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, Doyle won an ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for “outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music.”
  • Director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) was the first Brit to direct a Harry Potter™ film.

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Please note: to enhance the clarity of spoken dialogue during this film screening and live musical performance, English subtitles will appear at the bottom of the screen.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

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Enjoy the sizzle and swing of the Big Band era in this concert starring the Minnesota Orchestra's own trumpeter Charles Lazarus, on the eve of Veterans Day.

The romance of the 1940s comes alive in this concert featuring much-loved American standards by “Fats” Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin and many more. Trumpet player Charles Lazarus fronts the Minnesota Orchestra and a swinging rhythm section through imaginative arrangements of classic tunes including “Embraceable You,” “Honeysuckle Rose” and, of course, “Fly Me to the Moon.”

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Fun Facts

  • A member of the Minnesota Orchestra’s trumpet section since 2000, Charles Lazarus has also performed with such renowned ensembles as Canadian Brass and the Dallas Brass.
  • The Big Band era began in the early 1900s with the rise of jazz and continued through the 1940s as swing music became increasingly popular.
  • 25% discount for Active Duty Military Personnel and Veterans

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Get your tickets for balloon-powered fun, and fly away with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Disney Pixar hit Up for a live movie and music performance.

Stylish, vibrant and laugh-out-loud funny, Up is the story of widower Carl (voiced by Ed Asner) as he makes new friends and gains new wisdom when he uses balloons to fly his house to South America. Performing Michael Giacchino’s Oscar®-winning score in full, the Minnesota Orchestra, led by Sarah Hicks, brings this perfectly-crafted buddy movie to life.

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Fun Facts

  • Upon release, Variety praised “Michael Giacchino’s full-bodied, traditional score” as “superlative.”
  • Up won Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score at the 2010 Academy Awards as well as Best Original Score and Best Animated Feature Film at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards.
  • Up introduces two scene-stealing non-human characters: a colorful flightless bird named Kevin and Dug, a Golden Retriever with a collar that translates his thoughts to speech.
  • Juilliard-educated composer Michael Giacchino has scored many award-winning films, including box office smash hits such as: Jurassic World, Incredibles 2, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Zootopia, Star Trek and Coco.

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The Movies & Music series is made possible by U.S. Bank.

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Led by the legendary trumpet player and composer Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra returns to Orchestra Hall for an evening of jazz standards and new works perfect for aficionados and the jazz-curious.

Expressive, snappy and always stylish, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is an acclaimed ensemble of musicians led by multiple Grammy®-winning composer, trumpeter and cultural ambassador Wynton Marsalis. Featuring swing, big band, jazz and blues, this concert brings the jazz club experience to the Orchestra Hall stage.

Fun Facts

  • The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra features 15 incredible soloists, ensemble players and arrangers.
  • Marsalis took up the trumpet at age 6 and performed as a soloist the New Orleans Philharmonic at 14.
  • In 2001 Marsalis was made an International Ambassador of Goodwill as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, appointed by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.
  • In 2010 the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra established its first residency in Cuba with Cuban musicians including Chucho Valdés and Omara Portuondo.

Please note: The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

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The artistry of 20th-century legends Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra takes center stage for an evening celebrating the talent and tenacity of two great American singers.

Driven by passion, grit and captivating musical talent, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald’s live collaborations revealed real warmth, wit and sophistication. Award-winning vocalists Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins beautifully recreate Frank and Ella’s friendship, onstage rapport and sparkling harmonies in a performance that truly shines.

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  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Sarah Hicks, conductor
  • Tony DeSare, piano and vocals
  • Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Fun Facts

  • Sinatra and Fitzgerald appeared together on stage and on television, but they never made an album together because of contractual obligations to their respective record labels.
  • Frank Sinatra is one of the best-selling artists ever and sold more than 150 million albums worldwide.
  • This performance includes favorites such as “Get Happy,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Body and Soul,” “Sing, Sing, Sing” and many more.
  • Fitzgerald’s career took off in 1934, after she won Amateur Night honors at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

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Cloud Cult returns to Orchestra Hall for another brilliant performance with the Minnesota Orchestra.

A group of true artistic collaborators, Cloud Cult joins the Minnesota Orchestra to perform music and create art on canvases live during the concert. Working alongside the Orchestra, Sarah Hicks and arranger Andy Thompson, Cloud Cult will re-imagine songs from their extensive catalog to deliver an inspiring and immersive evening of art and sound. Cloud Cult’s debut performances with the Minnesota Orchestra in April 2018 sold out fast, so get your tickets early!

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Fun Facts

  • Rolling Stone praises Cloud Cult’s “instrumental arsenal” while the L.A. Times raves they are “deserving of loud, boisterous cheers.”
  • Their eco-friendly record company Earthology runs on geothermal renewable energy, and the band tours in a solar-powered van.
  • Cloud Cult’s 2016 album The Seeker was accompanied by an award-winning feature-length film of the same name.
  • The band auctioned off the paintings from the 2018 concerts at Orchestra Hall, and graciously donated half the proceeds to the Minnesota Orchestra’s education and engagement programs.

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Imagination soars when the Minnesota Orchestra is joined by Troupe Vertigo, a circus-dance-theater ensemble, for a performance of aerial artistry and symphonic excitement.

Visually-stunning acrobatics and vivid music combine in a visual and musical extravaganza featuring the Minnesota Orchestra and Troupe Vertigo, a Los Angeles-based circus-dance-theater group that dazzles audiences across the country with its powerfully choreographed performances. The whole family will be entertained by this mind-blowing, magical event!

Program to include

MUSSORGSKY
Night on Bald Mountain

DVOŘÁK
Slavonic Dances

STRAVINSKY
Suite from The Firebird

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Fun Facts

  • “Our works,” says Troupe Vertigo co-founder Aloysia Gavre, “are very much about putting a theatrical sensibility on top of circus to make the extraordinary somehow touchable.”
  • Beloved works including Mussorgsky’s galloping Night on Bald Mountain and Stravinsky’s rapturous Firebird pair perfectly with Troupe Vertigo’s phenomenal prowess.
  • The Los Angeles Times raves that Troupe Vertigo’s “…dizzying acts defy gravity and leave its lucky audiences in awe.”

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