Minnesota Orchestra's live performance of 'Up' is a holiday weekend must

Minnesota Orchestra's live performance of 'Up' is a holiday weekend must Photo: Sarina Long

Updated: December 01, 2019 10:03 AM

Sarah Hicks has done it again. She’s the mastermind and talented conductor of this weekend’s Live at the Orchestra featuring Disney and Pixar’s "Up" live movie and music performance. 

The Minnesota Orchestra does a phenomenal job of bringing Michael Giacchino’s heartfelt scores to life from the moment we meet young Carl and Ellie on the big screen above the orchestra. 


The adventure begins, and as our ears, hearts and eyes are busy listening, feeling and watching, we follow Carl, Russell, Dug and Kevin on their journey to South America via balloons — several hundred helium-filled balloons that Carl engineered to get his house off the ground and fulfill his Ellie’s dream. 

This family-friendly performance is approximately 2 hours, including a 20 minute intermission. Be sure to check out the fun Polaroid photo op complete with props and a scene where you’ll feel like you’re in Carl and Ellie’s living room. 

There’s one last chance to check out this wonderful performance, Sunday at 2 p.m.

And while you’re shopping for tickets, take advantage of the Black Friday specials for select upcoming performances this holiday season and in 2020.

Pre and post performance activities include: 

  • Helping Paws: Service Puppies in Training
  • Polaroid Photo Opportunity with Carl and Ellie Chairs
  • Scrapbook Make-and-Take, with Minnesota Center for Book Arts
  • Simpson Housing Services Hats & Mittens Drive

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