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Thursday April 25, 2024

Minnesota Orchestra Presents "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" In Concert

Concerts feature composer John Williams’ score performed live to film by the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Sarah Hicks

May 16 to 18, 2024

The Minnesota Orchestra will present Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought to life by composer John Williams’ GRAMMY Award®-nominated score performed live to the film.  The concert will be led by Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks, at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m.Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $50 to $115. Discounted tickets are available for young concertgoers between the ages of 6 and 17 for the May 16 concert.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 45 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.

The Academy Award®-nominated film and its RIAA® gold-certified soundtrack feature twenty score cues composed by the legendary Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning Williams and performed to thrilling effect in a live concert experience.  

The Resistance is in desperate need of help as its freedom fighters are relentlessly pursued by the First Order. Hoping to be trained in the ways of the Force, Rey travels to a remote planet to recruit the legendary Luke Skywalker to the Resistance. Meanwhile, the First Order seeks to destroy the remnants of the Resistance and rule the galaxy unopposed. In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks new mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The presentation is licensed by Disney Concerts.


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, choruses 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 that range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choirs. Featuring concerts from the largest movie franchises in the world—from Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Pixar and 20th Century Studios—current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series, Toy Story, Aladdin, Disney Princess – The Concert, Coco, The Lion King, Up, Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Muppet Christmas Carol.

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, Cloud Cult, Nur-D and singer-writer-rapper Dessa—with whom Hicks and the Orchestra made a live-in-concert recording on Doomtree Records. 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. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.

About John Williams

In a career spanning more than six decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and the concert stage. He remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices. He has composed the music for more than 100 films, including all nine Star Wars films, the first three Harry Potter films, Schindler’s List, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Lincoln, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman and the Indiana Jones films. He served as music director of the Boston Pops Orchestra for 14 seasons and remains their Laureate Conductor. He has composed numerous works for the concert stage including two symphonies and more than a dozen concertos commissioned by some of America’s most prominent orchestras. He has received five Academy Awards and 54 Oscar nominations, seven British Academy Awards, 25 Grammys, four Golden Globes and five Emmys. His other honors include the Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of Arts, an honorary KBE from Queen Elizabeth II, the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts and the Gold Medal from the UK’s prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society.


U.S. Bank Movies & Music


with the Minnesota Orchestra


Thursday, May 16, 2024, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Friday, May 17, 2024, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall


Minnesota Orchestra

Sarah Hicks, conductor


Tickets: $50 to $115 [Discounted tickets are available for young concertgoers between the ages of 6 and 17 for the May 16 concert.]

[Please note: This film is rated PG-13. Parents strongly cautioned as some material may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.]




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 Movies & Music series is presented by U.S. Bank.

MOVIE LICENSING: Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Presentation Licensed by Disney Concerts in Association with 20th Century Fox Film Corp, Lucasfilm and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2017 & TM Lucasfilm LTD© All Rights Reserved.

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.