Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Presents: Disney's The Lion King - In Concert Live to Film | 1:30pm & 7:30pm Saturday January 27, 2024
The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Presents
DISNEY'S "THE LION KING" IN CONCERT
Concert Features Composer Hans Zimmer’s Complete Score
Performed Live to Film
Conducted by Karl Hirzer on Saturday, January 27, 2024
The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra will present two screenings of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s feature “The Lion King” with Hans Zimmer’s Oscar®-winning musical score performed live to the film. The concerts will be led by conductor Karl Hirzer on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 1:30 and 7:30 PM at TCU Place.
The original 1994 version—features unforgettable music by an award-winning team, including Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning superstar Elton John and Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning lyricist Tim Rice, and score by Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning composer Hans Zimmer, plus African vocal and choir arrangements by GRAMMY®-winning South African producer and composer Lebo M (Rhythm of the Pride Lands.)
Disney’s “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Matthew Broderick as Simba, Moira Kelly as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Jeremy Irons as Scar, Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa and Nathan Lane as Timon.
Disney’s The Lion King Live in Concert is presented by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Karl Hirzer and will be performed at TCU Place on January 27, 2024 – 1:30 & 7:30 PM. For tickets and further information, visit the TCU Place box office and saskatoonsymphony.org .
About Disney Concerts:
Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras, choruses and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts’ concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts, and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choirs. Featuring concerts from the largest movie franchises in the world – from Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Pixar and 20th Century Film – current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series, Toy Story, Aladdin, Disney Princess – The Concert, Coco, The Lion King, Up, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Muppet Christmas Carol.
About the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra:
The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) shares the joy, hope, and community of making music. Creating concerts for everyone, the SSO’s 93rd season is all about Big Music for Big Emotions.