Minnesota Orchestra to present ‘Get Out’ live-in-concert, Oct. 27

The Minnesota Orchestra will perform Michael Abels’ original soundtrack as writer-director Jordan Peele’s horror film plays on a screen above the stage.

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MINNEAPOLIS— The week before Halloween, on Oct. 27, the Minnesota Orchestra will continue its popular U.S. Bank Movies & Music series, presenting the 2017 film “Get Out” live-in-concert.

Led by Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, and accompanied by the sibling vocal group The Steeles, the Orchestra will perform composer Michael Abels’ original score while the film plays in high definition on a screen above the stage.

The previously announced “Get Out” performance dates are being consolidated into one performance only on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 P.M. Ticket prices range from $33 to $73. The concert run-time is two hours, including a 20-minute intermission. This film is rated R. Children under the age of 17 will not be admitted to this concert, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Among many other awards and nominations, “Get Out” won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2018. Peele became the first Black screenwriter to win an award in this category; his credits since include the thrillers “Us,” “Candyman” and “Nope.” American composer Michael Abels created the soundtrack for “Get Out,” which earned the 2018 Black Reel Award for Outstanding Original Score. The score, which Abels describes as “gospel horror,” prominently features the harp, and at times unusual percussion and string instrumentation. Accompanying the Orchestra will be the sibling group The Steeles, who will perform the vocal portion of Abels’ score, including the main title, “Sikiliza Kwa Wahenga” (Swahili for “listen to the ancestors”). The live-to-film concert version of “Get Out” was premiered in 2018 by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Get Out” follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African American man, who visits the family estate of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams). While there, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship. But as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. 

Other major films to be presented live in concert throughout the Orchestra’s 2023-24 U.S. Bank Movies & Music Series include Home Alone on Nov. 25-26, “Frozen” on Dec. 15-17, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” on Jan. 25-27 and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on May 16-18.

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