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Friday October 22, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra Presents Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” Live In Concert

Concerts conducted by Sarah Hicks on November 5 and 6, 2021

Massamba Diop, talking drum soloist featured on the original Black Panther soundtrack, performs with the Minnesota Orchestra

On November 5 and 6, the Minnesota Orchestra will present Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert, featuring a screening of the complete 2018 film with Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar- and Grammy-winning score performed live. The concert will be led by conductor Sarah Hicks, the Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall. Joining the Orchestra as a special guest for these performances is talking drum soloist Massamba Diop, who was featured on the original Black Panther soundtrack.

In 2018, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther quickly became a global sensation and cultural phenomenon, showing a new dimension of what Superhero films could be. Rolling Stone raved, “The film lights up the screen with a full-throttle blast of action and fun. That’s to be expected. But what sneaks up and floors you is the film’s racial conscience and profound, astonishing beauty.” These concerts mark the Minnesota Orchestra's first Movies and Music performances since the pandemic began.

The Minnesota Orchestra concerts are performed at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, November 5, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 6, at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $49 to $104. 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.

About Massamba Diop

Massamba Diop is one the most renowned masters of the tama, a talking drum from Senegal, West Africa, known for its abilities to replicate the sounds of human speech. Diop performed on the tama in the original soundtrack for Marvel’s Black Panther. Before the advent of telephones and radio, it was the tama that was called upon to announce important events and send messages from village to village. Diop is the lead percussionist and a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Daande Lenol. He has also performed and recorded with the likes of James Brown, Mumford & Sons, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Harry Belafonte and Angelique Kidjo. More: playingforchange.com  

About Ludwig Göransson

In a career spanning only 12 years, Ludwig Göransson has amassed an impressive resume in both the recording and motion picture industries, earning an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, multiple Grammy Awards and countless other nominations. He got his first big break writing music for the NBC television series Community. This led to a friendship and collaboration with Donald Glover, who performs under the stage name Childish Gambino, on several studio albums including Because the Internet and Awaken, My Love. Göransson has been nominated for six Grammys with Childish Gambino and won two in 2019 for the Billboard Hot 100 Number One hit song This Is America. In 2019, Göransson earned multiple awards and nominations for his score for Black Panther including a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack, and an Academy Award for Best Original Score. 

About Disney Concerts

Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts' concert packages include a variety of formats, such as "live to picture" film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts, and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney's portfolio of studios, including Disney's feature animation and live action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development. Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VIII), Toy StoryAladdinThe Muppets Christmas CarolDisney Princess - The ConcertCocoThe Lion KingUp and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which in 2019 accounted for over 900 performances in many of the world's top concert venues.  

U.S. Bank Movies & Music

Friday, November 5, 2021, 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 8 p.m. 

Minnesota Orchestra
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Massamba Diop, talking drum soloist

Tickets: $49 to $104


Individual tickets and Minnesota Orchestra subscription packages for the 2021-22 season are available now. Packages and tickets can be purchased at minnesotaorchestra.org. For packages, visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) is required for all guests entering Orchestra Hall. Details at minnesotaorchestra.org/safety.

We currently require masks to be worn inside ALL locations at Orchestra Hall including the lobby, auditorium and backstage. Masks can be removed outside of Orchestra Hall to enjoy a beverage on our patio spaces. Once entering Orchestra Hall, we require a mask for the duration of the experience. These policies remain in place, until further notice.

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

The Movies & Music series is made possible 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.

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