Cincinnati Pops Announces Family-Friendly Movies with Live Orchestra Events at the Music Hall

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra added three orchestra-with-film events to its program in the fall and early winter.

The orchestra provides the live musical soundtrack for the action thriller STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi; the stop-motion animated Halloween / Christmas classic The Nightmare Before Christmas; and Disney and Pixar’s Coco, which won the Oscar for best animated feature film.

Disney and Pixar’s Coco

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Sarah Hicks, conductor

The Cincinnati Pops play the musical soundtrack of Emmy, Oscar and GRAMMY award-winning composer Michael Giacchino to Disney and Pixars Coco, the story of 12-year-old Miguel’s journey to find his great-great-grandfather and his dream of becoming a musician to realize.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Christopher Dragon, conductor

The Golden Globe nominated score by GRAMMY-award winning composer Danny Elfman is lit by the Cincinnati Pops and provides the perfect soundtrack to Tim Burton’s animated, animated musical dark fantasy fantasy The Nightmare Before Christmas. First released in 1993, the film was directed by Henry Selick (“James and the Giant Peach”) and is based on a story and characters by Tim Burton. The film follows the serious but misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, the beloved Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, trying to take over the Christmas vacation. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely beautiful rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack hires three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus. The film is rated “PG”.

STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Damon Gupton, conductor

In this finale to the original Star Wars trilogy, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2-D2 and C-3PO rescue Han Solo from the grip of Jabba the Hutt. The Cincinnati Pops provide the perfect accompaniment and play the epic score by John Williams.

Disney presentations of The Nightmare Before Christmas and STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi and Pixar’s Coco are licensed from Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved.

Season tickets (subscriptions) are now available online or at the Music Hall box office 513.381.3300. Subscribers save up to 20 percent compared to regular ticket prices and receive, among other things, preferred seats and unlimited ticket exchanges.

Single tickets for Disney and Pixar’s Coco, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi are now available along with several other concerts. For a limited time, tickets for children up to the age of 17 are available at half price. Single tickets for the remaining concerts and events in the 2021-22 season will be sold to the general public on September 27, 2021. For most Pops concerts, single tickets start at $ 25 for adults and $ 20 for children.

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