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Wednesday October 11, 2023

Minnesota Orchestra Presents Academy Award-Winning "Get Out" Live-In-Concert, October 27

The Orchestra will perform Michael Abels’ original soundtrack as writer-director Jordan Peele’s horror film plays on a screen above the stage

The week before Halloween, on October 27, the Minnesota Orchestra will continue its popular U.S. Bank Movies & Music series, presenting the 2017 film Get Out live-in-concert. Led by Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, and accompanied by the sibling vocal group The Steeles, the Orchestra will perform composer Michael Abels’ original score while the film plays in high definition on a screen above the stage.

Editors please note: The previously announced Get Out performance dates are being consolidated into one performance only on Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $33 to $73. The concert run-time is two hours, including a 20-minute intermission. This film is rated R. Children under the age of 17 will not be admitted to this concert, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Among many other awards and nominations, Get Out won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2018. Peele became the first Black screenwriter to win an award in this category; his credits since include the thrillers Us, Candyman and Nope. American composer Michael Abels created the soundtrack for Get Out, which earned the 2018 Black Reel Award for Outstanding Original Score. The score, which Abels describes as “gospel horror,” prominently features the harp, and at times unusual percussion and string instrumentation. Accompanying the Orchestra will be the sibling group The Steeles, who will perform the vocal portion of Abels’ score, including the main title, Sikiliza Kwa Wahenga (Swahili for “listen to the ancestors”). The live-to-film concert version of Get Out was premiered in 2018 by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Get Out follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African American man, who visits the family estate of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams). While there, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship. But as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. 

Other major films to be presented live in concert throughout the Orchestra’s 2023-24 U.S. Bank Movies & Music Series include Home Alone on November 25-26, Frozen on December 15-17, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 on January 25-27 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi on May 16-18.


About Sarah Hicks

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, and has earned wide acclaim as a guest conductor in the U.S. and abroad. Her notable projects here have included co-creating the Inside the Classics series and Sam & Sarah series with Orchestra violist Sam Bergman and leading original productions with collaborators such as PaviElle French, Kevin Kling, Peter Rothstein, Robert Elhai and The Moving Company. She has been an artistic leader in concerts featuring artists from Minnesota’s popular music scene, including shows with The New Standards, singer-writer-rapper Dessa—with whom Hicks and the Orchestra made a live-in-concert recording on Doomtree Records—and Cloud Cult. Next April she will lead the Orchestra’s first concerts with Minnesota-based hip-hop artist Nur-D. A specialist in film music and the film in concert genre, Hicks premiered Pixar in Concert and Disney and Pixar’s Coco in Concert; her live concert recording of A Celebration of the Music from Coco at the Hollywood Bowl can be seen on Disney+ and her work on The Little Mermaid Live! was broadcast on ABC. She will lead nearly all concerts on the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2023-24 U.S. Bank Movies & Music slate, which features Get Out, Frozen, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.

About The Steeles

The Steeles consist of five siblings—J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta and Billy Steele—whose style is an integral part of the Minnesota sound. They have recorded and performed with Prince, Donald Fagen, George Clinton, Mavis Staples, Sounds of Blackness and many others. The family has traveled the world in the acclaimed musical The Gospel at Colonus, performing a Broadway run as well as national and international tours. They have also engaged in corporate and non-profit projects with 3M, Target, AMBEV, and Dorsey & Whitney. Their bold, melodic sounds can be heard on film soundtracks for Graffiti Bridge, Blankman, Hoop Dreams, Corrina, Corrina and Meantime on UPtv. The Steeles have been honored to perform in world-class productions including the 150th anniversary celebration of the renowned Mayo Clinic, a tribute to Prince at the Minnesota Vikings’ first-ever regular season game at U.S. Bank Stadium, and a program with the Minnesota Orchestra and Charles Lazarus titled Our Love Is Here to Stay. To their credit are several Gold and Platinum albums, industry awards and the prestigious Sally Award in Education. More: thesteelesmusic.com.


U.S. Bank Movies & Music


with the Minnesota Orchestra


Friday, October 27, 2023, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

[Editor’s note: The previously announced Get Out performance dates are being consolidated into one performance only on Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m.]


Minnesota Orchestra

Sarah Hicks, conductor

The Steeles, vocalists


[Please note: This film is rated R. Children under the age of 17 will not be admitted to this concert, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.]


Tickets: $33 to $73



Tickets and subscription packages can be purchased at minnesotaorchestra.org or by calling 612-371-5656. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

The Music & Movies Series is Sponsored by U.S. Bank.


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.

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.