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Tuesday October 25, 2022

Minnesota Orchestra Presents Cult Classic Movie "The Princess Bride" Live in Concert

On November 26-27, the Orchestra will continue its U.S. Bank Movies & Music concert series with The Princess Bride. Led by Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, the ensemble will perform Mark Knopfler’s original score while the adventure comedy film—based on William Goldman’s 1973 novel and adapted by director Rob Reiner—plays in high-definition on a screen behind the stage.

The Princess Bride concerts will be performed on Saturday, November 26, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 27, at 2 p.m. Limited ticket quantities remain for both concerts, with prices ranging from $55 to $107

Other major films to be presented live in concert during the Orchestra’s 2022-23 season include Elf in December, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in February and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in April.While The Princess Bride was celebrated by audiences and critics alike upon its release in 1987, the film has become a cult favorite in the decades since. It received a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1988 and was recently selected for preservation in the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Members of the original cast include Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn and André the Giant.

The Princess Bride was the fourth soundtrack album released Knopfler, who came to fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the British rock band Dire Straits. The album features the song “Storybook Love,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1988.


About Sarah Hicks

Sarah Hicks is the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, a broad-spectrum series of popular music, jazz, Broadway classics, movie scores and other genres. In this role, she oversees planning for the Live at Orchestra Hall season and conducts many performances on that series by the full Orchestra. She also conducted the Orchestra’s Inside the Classics and Sam & Sarah series for ten seasons.

Hicks’ career has seen collaborations with a diverse range of artists, from Hilary Hahn and Dmitri Hvorostovsky to Rufus Wainwright, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson. She has been an artistic leader in concerts featuring artists from Minnesota’s internationally-renowned popular music scene—including shows with The New Standards, multiple sold-out performances with Dessa and collaborations with indie band Cloud Cult. A specialist in film music and the film in concert genre, she is passionate about creating concert experiences which combine sight and sound, and that welcome new audiences to the orchestral genre.


U.S. Bank Movies & Music


with the Minnesota Orchestra

Saturday, November 26, 2022, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Sunday, November 27, 2022, 2 p.m. / Orchestra Hall


Minnesota Orchestra

Sarah Hicks, conductor

Tickets: $55 to $107



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.

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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Details around COVID safety protocols can be found at minnesotaorchestra.org/safety

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


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