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Thursday November 9, 2023

The Minnesota Orchestra Announces New Concert Date with Indigo Girls on March 26

The program marks Indigo Girls’ third performance with the Orchestra since their sold-out debut at Orchestra Hall in 2019

The Minnesota Orchestra announced today that the Grammy Award-winning folk pop duo Indigo Girls will make their much-anticipated return with the ensemble in March 2024. With Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, Indigo Girls will take the stage for a fusion of their signature songs as arranged for orchestra.

The one-night-only event will take place on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $45 to $135. Tickets are available now at minnesotaorchestra.org.

Founded in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, in 1985, Indigo Girls is made up of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The duo first appeared alongside the Minnesota Orchestra in a sold-out performance in February 2019 that was conducted by Sarah Hicks; following their debut, they returned for two concerts in June 2022. Their forthcoming appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra will take place during the nationwide tour for their 16th studio album Look Long, which was released in 2020.

Indigo Girls’ self-titled breakout studio album in 1989 earned a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Since then, the duo has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records and collaborated with artists ranging from Michael Stipe to Joan Baez. Beginning in 2017, Indigo Girls have performed more than 50 concerts with symphony orchestras across the United States; in 2018, after many collaborations with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra, they released a live double album entitled Indigo Girls Live with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra.


About Indigo Girls

With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s. In 2012, Saliers and Ray embarked on a bold new chapter, collaborating with a pair of orchestrators to prepare large-scale arrangements of their songs to perform with symphony orchestras around the country. With this successful project, the duo created a seamless blend of folk, rock, pop and classical that elevated their songs to new heights without scarifying the emotional intimacy and honesty that have defined their music for decades. The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes. They are co-founders of Honor the Earth, a non-profit based in Minneapolis that is dedicated to the survival of sustainable Native communities, Indigenous environmental justice and green energy solutions. More: indigogirls.com.

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. In April 2024, 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. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.


Live at Orchestra Hall


with the Minnesota Orchestra


Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 7 p.m. / Orchestra Hall


Minnesota Orchestra

Indigo Girls

Sarah Hicks, conductor


Tickets: $45 to $135



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.

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