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Family Concert: Star Wars and Beyond

About This Concert:

John Williams’ thrilling Star Wars film music communicates drama on a grand scale—as do other great works, including Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance and Holst’s The Planets.

Discover how Williams was inspired by classical composers during this relaxed concert experience for audiences of all ages and abilities, including individuals with autism or sensory sensitivities.

KORNGOLD
Kings Row Fanfare / 3 min

WILLIAMS
Star Wars, Main Title / 5 min

HOLST
The Planets, Opus 32, Mars / 7 min

WILLIAMS
Star Wars, The Imperial March / 3 min

TCHAIKOVSKY
Swan Lake / 3 min

WILLIAMS
The Phantom Menace, Anakin's Theme / 3 min

TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture / 5 min

WILLIAMS
Star Wars, Princess Leia's Theme / 5 min

ELGAR
Pomp and Circumstance / 6 min

WILLIAMS
Star Wars, The Throne Room and End Title / 6 min

Note: This performance will not feature any footage from the movie Star Wars.

Resources:

Program Notes PDF

Going to Orchestra Hall Pre-Visit Story: English | Spanish

Relaxed Family Concert Tip Sheet: English | Spanish

Star Wars and Beyond Pre-Visit Story PDF: English | Spanish

Fun Facts:

  • The Minnesota Orchestra’s Relaxed Performances are designed for audiences of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities. Each concert takes place in an inclusive environment where audience members are welcome to be who they are and enjoy music together with family and friends.
  • Like all of our Relaxed Family Concerts, Star Wars and Beyond will feature a variety of music—some soft and some loud—because we know that different audience members like different levels of sound. Please review our tip sheet to learn more about quiet spaces, noise-canceling headphones, and other options which are available for tailoring the concert experience to fit your family's preferences.
  • With each new Star Wars film, Williams expanded on the musical universe he created for the series, adding new themes and expanding on previous material. For example, the famous Darth Vader theme, the Imperial March, did not appear until the second Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back, even though Darth Vader was introduced in the first movie.
  • The connection between music and the cinema extends as far back as the silent film era of the 1890s to 1920s, when movies would often be accompanied by a live improvising pianist or a small ensemble playing classical pieces.
  • Come early to participate in lobby activities, including opportunities to try orchestral instruments, engage in creative movement, make art, learn more about the program, and meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians.
  • Spanish translation services are available for this concert. Visit the Audience Services desk in the Orchestra Hall lobby for assistance.
  • Learn more about the concert experience with our tip sheet, playlist and other preparatory materials!

 

Accessibility

American Sign Language interpretation available Assisted listening devices availableLarge print program availableBraille program available Open Captioning available   Wheelchair seating availableSensory Friendly program Service dogs welcome Please refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Additional services are available upon request.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.

Sponsor:

PNC
Additional support provided by OneNet Global

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403

Performance Cancelled

The Minnesota Orchestra is committed to the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the Family Concert: Star Wars and Beyond performance has been canceled as a preventative action against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

All tickets are fully exchangeable and can be exchanged now online by logging into your account. If you choose not to exchange, we will automatically bank the value of your tickets for use at a future concert. As a result of this cancellation, we anticipate limited staffing, and longer phone wait times. We may also have modified phone and box office hours (for the safety of our employees).

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Family Concert: Star Wars and Beyond

A Relaxed Family Concert

Tickets $12

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SUN MAR 22 2020 2pm

Star Wars and Beyond

Star Wars and Beyond

Performance Cancelled

The Minnesota Orchestra is committed to the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the Family Concert: Star Wars and Beyond performance has been canceled as a preventative action against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

All tickets are fully exchangeable and can be exchanged now online by logging into your account. If you choose not to exchange, we will automatically bank the value of your tickets for use at a future concert. As a result of this cancellation, we anticipate limited staffing, and longer phone wait times. We may also have modified phone and box office hours (for the safety of our employees).

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Timeline

12pm: Doors open
1:45pm: Activity hour ends
2:00pm: Concert begins
3:00pm: Concert ends

About This Concert:

John Williams’ thrilling Star Wars film music communicates drama on a grand scale—as do other great works, including Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance and Holst’s The Planets.

Discover how Williams was inspired by classical composers during this relaxed concert experience for audiences of all ages and abilities, including individuals with autism or sensory sensitivities.

KORNGOLD
Kings Row Fanfare / 3 min

WILLIAMS
Star Wars, Main Title / 5 min

HOLST
The Planets, Opus 32, Mars / 7 min

WILLIAMS
Star Wars, The Imperial March / 3 min

TCHAIKOVSKY
Swan Lake / 3 min

WILLIAMS
The Phantom Menace, Anakin's Theme / 3 min

TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture / 5 min

WILLIAMS
Star Wars, Princess Leia's Theme / 5 min

ELGAR
Pomp and Circumstance / 6 min

WILLIAMS
Star Wars, The Throne Room and End Title / 6 min

Note: This performance will not feature any footage from the movie Star Wars.

Resources:

Program Notes PDF

Going to Orchestra Hall Pre-Visit Story: English | Spanish

Relaxed Family Concert Tip Sheet: English | Spanish

Star Wars and Beyond Pre-Visit Story PDF: English | Spanish

Fun Facts:

  • The Minnesota Orchestra’s Relaxed Performances are designed for audiences of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities. Each concert takes place in an inclusive environment where audience members are welcome to be who they are and enjoy music together with family and friends.
  • Like all of our Relaxed Family Concerts, Star Wars and Beyond will feature a variety of music—some soft and some loud—because we know that different audience members like different levels of sound. Please review our tip sheet to learn more about quiet spaces, noise-canceling headphones, and other options which are available for tailoring the concert experience to fit your family's preferences.
  • With each new Star Wars film, Williams expanded on the musical universe he created for the series, adding new themes and expanding on previous material. For example, the famous Darth Vader theme, the Imperial March, did not appear until the second Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back, even though Darth Vader was introduced in the first movie.
  • The connection between music and the cinema extends as far back as the silent film era of the 1890s to 1920s, when movies would often be accompanied by a live improvising pianist or a small ensemble playing classical pieces.
  • Come early to participate in lobby activities, including opportunities to try orchestral instruments, engage in creative movement, make art, learn more about the program, and meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians.
  • Spanish translation services are available for this concert. Visit the Audience Services desk in the Orchestra Hall lobby for assistance.
  • Learn more about the concert experience with our tip sheet, playlist and other preparatory materials!

 

Accessibility

American Sign Language interpretation available Assisted listening devices availableLarge print program availableBraille program available Open Captioning available   Wheelchair seating availableSensory Friendly program Service dogs welcome Please refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Additional services are available upon request.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.

Sponsor:

PNC
Additional support provided by OneNet Global

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Free activities for all ages!

Free activities for all ages!

When: 12:00-1:45pm
Where: Lobby
Explore the concert theme and repertoire with fun activities for all ages! Enjoy opportunities to try instruments, make art, create Star Wars-inspired musical stories, learn about astronomy, meet Minnesota Orchestra musicians, and more.