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.

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MINNEAPOLIS— 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, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 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 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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