National Geographic Live: Symphony For Our World
Fri Mar 10 — Sat Mar 11, 2023
Symphony for Our World combines National Geographic’s intimate portraits of wildlife with an original score by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, performed by the Minnesota Orchestra. This moving experience takes audiences on a breathtaking journey from the depths of our mysterious seas to the great heights of our majestic skies in a powerful tribute to the beauty and wonders of our world.
A Few Things to Know
- Our beautiful and wonderous planet is made up of eight major biomes: tropical rainforests, savannas, deserts, chaparral, temperate grasslands, temperate forests, boreal forests, and Arctic tundra. This epic journey of sight and sound explores each and every one of them.
- The music performed during this two-hour is composed and curated by Bleeding Fingers Music, a collective of composers created by Hans Zimmer.
- This show was created by National Geographic to reminder us why it's critical to conserve, protect and preserve all our planet's precious resources.
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The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, led by Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård—who is serving as music director designate during the 2022-23 season—is recognized for distinguished performances around the world, award-winning recordings and broadcasts, educational engagement programs, and commitment to building the orchestral repertoire of the future. Founded in 1903, the Orchestra has an extensive history of touring throughout Minnesota, nationally and abroad, including high-profile visits in recent years to Cuba, Europe and South Africa. Recording projects undertaken in the past two decades include complete cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Sibelius and Mahler, all recorded under Osmo Vänskä, who is now the Orchestra’s conductor laureate.
Sarah Hicks is the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, a role in which she oversees planning for and conducts many concerts in the broad-spectrum series of popular music, jazz, Broadway classics, movie scores and other genres. She also conducted the 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 a live-in-concert recording released on Doomtree Records, 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.
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Performance by 29:11 International Exchange
When: Fri Mar 10 & Sat Mar 11 | 7:15pm
Where: Target Atrium
Enjoy a pre-concert performance by 29:11 International Exchange, a music group based in South Africa and the United States with a mission to facilitate hope and reconciliation through music, cross-cultural relationships, and individual artist development.
Community Members for Environmental Justice
When: Fri Mar 10 & Sat Mar 11 | 6:30-7:45pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Learn from representatives from Community Members for Environmental Justice (CMEJ), a coalition of citizens committed to addressing environmental injustices occurring disproportionately in pollution-burdened neighborhoods in Minneapolis. CMEJ is focused on organizing to push for government policies that reduce the levels of toxins and other issues affecting community health.
Know Before You Go
An engaging performance awaits, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Make this visit your own with food and activity options. Browse these helpful tips, and when your concert date arrives, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
Directions & Parking
All the information you need to know for getting to and from Orchestra Hall. Parking is just steps away from Orchestra Hall in the city-owned and skyway-connected 11th and Marquette Ramp.
Skip the lines at the bar! Pre-order your intermission beverage via the MN Orch App when you arrive at Orchestra Hall.
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Additional services are available upon request.