This collaboration has been epic. 15 films. That’s how many films Danny Elfman has scored for Tim Burton. The duo are almost like a gothic Batman and Robin. When one name is spoken, the other usually follows. Read on for the details about this ultra rare performance.
For the first time in the U.S., Elfman is to present his scores for Burton’s films in an orchestral concert performance, scheduled appropriately enough for Halloween night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
“Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton” will feature conductor John Mauceri leading the 87-piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and the 45-member Page L.A. Choir. Elfman himself will appear at the concert to perform songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Organizers said the concert will feature music from all 15 of Elfman’s collaborations with Burton. (The only Burton movies that the composer didn’t work on were “Ed Wood” and “Sweeney Todd.”) The concert will also include film clips from Burton’s movies and some of his art work.
A U.S. tour of the concert is in the works, but no dates or cities have been announced yet.
Elfman hasn’t performed live since 1995 with his band Oingo Boingo. How fitting he left the stage on Halloween and will be returning to it on that auspiciousness occasion as well.
“Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton” is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Tickets go on sale Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. through AXS.com, and by phone at (888) 929-7849.
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