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Thursday October 26, 2023

Minnesota Orchestra to Present Home Alone Live-In-Concert Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The Orchestra will perform John Williams’ original soundtrack as the 1990 comedy film plays on a screen above the stage

In a Thanksgiving weekend production, the Minnesota Orchestra will perform John Williams’ score to Home Alone as the beloved 1990 comedy classic plays in high definition on a screen above the stage. Conductor Jason Seber, who has guest conducted many leading North American orchestras in pops and film programming, will make his Minnesota Orchestra debut with this program.

The program will be performed at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis twice on Saturday, November 25, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, November 26, at 2 p.m. Limited ticket quantities remain for all concerts, with best availability for the Saturday program at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $58.50 to $109. Concert run-times are two hours, including a 20-minute intermission.

Home Alone follows the story of Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. A beloved holiday favorite, Home Alone held the record for the highest-grossing live-action comedy in the United States for 27 years.

John Williams’ classic score was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score; the film’s signature tune “Somewhere in My Memory” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. In this program, “Somewhere in My Memory” and all other vocal portions of the score will be performed by the Minnesota Boychoir, the region’s oldest boy choir.

Other major films to be presented live in concert throughout the Orchestra’s 2023-24 U.S. Bank Movies & Music Series include 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 Jason Seber

Jason Seber recently completed his six-year tenure with the Kansas City Symphony, during which he served as assistant conductor in the 2016-17 season, and as associate conductor starting in the 2017-18 season. He led the Symphony in over 300 concerts on the Classics Uncorked, Pops, Family, Film + Live Orchestra, Young People’s Concerts, KinderKonzerts and Link Up series, as well as Christmas Festival, Symphony in the Flint Hills and other programs. He debuted on the classical series in December 2019 and made another appearance on the series in spring 2021. He also served as a co-host for the Symphony’s podcast, Beethoven Walks into a Bar. Prior to his Kansas City Symphony appointment, he served as education and outreach conductor of the Louisville Orchestra and music director of the Louisville Youth Orchestra. He has guest conducted numerous orchestras including the Charleston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Nashville Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, St. Louis Symphony and Windsor Symphony. A passionate advocate of music education, he recently has led the Honors Performance Series Orchestra in performances at Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London and the Sydney Opera House, as well as the APAC Honors Festival Orchestra in Seoul, South Korea.

About Minnesota Boychoir

The Minnesota Boychoir, now in its 62nd season, is the oldest continually operating boys choir in the Twin Cities. Its reputation for excellence has brought invitations from local and national music conventions, as well as sporting events and touring Broadway companies. The choir has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony and Prague Philharmonic, as well as a long list of local and national performers. The Boychoir has traveled to five continents, with recent tours including performances at Sydney’s Opera House, Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican and Montserrat Abbey in Barcelona. More: boychoir.org.


U.S. Bank Movies & Music


with the Minnesota Orchestra


Saturday, November 25, 2023, 2 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Saturday, November 25, 2023, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Sunday, November 26, 2023, 2 p.m. / Orchestra Hall


Minnesota Orchestra

Jason Seber, conductor

Minnesota Boychoir


[Please note: This film is rated PG. Parental guidance suggested as some material may be inappropriate for children under the age of 8.]


Tickets: $58.50 to $109



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.

MOVIE LICENSING: © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. 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.