A second show, on Tuesday, October 29 at 8:15 pm, has been added of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, a unique concert with the Hollywood Studio Symphony and the Page LA Choir conducted by John Mauceri, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The first show on Halloween, October 31 was sold out, 12 minutes after it went on sale.
Tickets priced from $45 for October 29 are now on sale through AXS.com, and by phone at (888) 929-7849. Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE is located at 777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA 90015.
The program includes newly created suites from all fifteen film collaborations of the legendary composer Danny Elfman and visionary director Tim Burton. Elfman himself will perform his songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He was the singing voice of Jack Skellington in the 1993 classic film. The concert will be accompanied with large screen film clips, and the artwork of Tim Burton.
This will be Elfman’s first live U.S. performance since his Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre concert with Oingo Boingo on Halloween, 1995, and the West Coast debut of this concert. The Nokia concert will follow the world premiere of this concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which has already completely sold out.
Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton is produced by Columbia Artists Management Inc & Kraft- Engel Management. Dates for a national tour of this concert are to be announced.
There will be music from Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Alice In Wonderland and others on the program. Among the most popular films of our times, the films featured in this concert have grossed over $3.5 billion dollars worldwide.
The concert is conducted by John Mauceri featuring the 87-piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and 45-member Page LA Choir. Mr. Mauceri, regarded as one of the world’s leading conductors of live film music, was Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for 15 years. For his farewell concert in 2006 Mauceri commissioned Danny Elfman to compose The Overeager Overture. Mauceri also conducted the recording of Elfman’s classical work, Serenada Schizophrana.
Danny Elfman and Tim Burton’s collaboration has spanned 27 years from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985) through Frankenweenie (2012). They are currently working together on Big Eyes starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz about painter Margaret Keane for 2014.
Elfman won the Grammy Award for Batman. He has been nominated four times for the Academy Award for Best Score for Milk, Good Will Hunting, Men In Black and Tim Burton’s Big Fish and nominated for three Golden Globes for Alice In Wonderland, Big Fish and The Nightmare Before Christmas. The retrospective box set Danny Elfman & Tim Burton’s 25th Anniversary Music Box from Warner Bros. Records was nominated for a Grammy. Elfman’s recent scores include Silver Linings Playbook and Oz: The Great And Powerful.
About Danny Elfman and John Mauceri
Over the last 30 years, four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman has established himself as one of the most versatile and accomplished film composers in the industry. He has collaborated with such directors as Tim Burton, Gus Van Sant, Sam Raimi, Paul Haggis, Ang Lee, Rob Marshall, Guillermo del Toro, Brian De Palma, and Peter Jackson.
Beginning with his first score on Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Elfman has scored a broad range of films, including: Milk (Oscar nominated), Good Will Hunting (Oscar nominated), Big Fish (Oscar nominated), Men in Black (Oscar nominated), Edward Scissorhands, Wanted, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mission: Impossible, Planet of the Apes, A Simple Plan, To Die For, Spider-Man (1 & 2), Batman, Dolores Claiborne, Sommersby, Chicago, Dick Tracy, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland.
Elfman’s most recent projects include Silver Linings Playbook, Oz: The Great And Powerful, Hitchcock, Epic, and the Errol Morris Documentary The Unknown Known: The Life And Times Of Donald Rumsfeld.
A native of Los Angeles, Elfman grew up loving film music. He travelled the world as a young man, absorbing its musical diversity. He helped found the band Oingo Boingo, and came to the attention of a young Tim Burton, who asked him to write the score for Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. (28 years later, the two have forged one of the most fruitful composer-director collaborations in film history.) In addition to his film work, Elfman wrote the iconic theme music for The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives. He also composed a ballet, Rabbit and Rogue, choreographed by Twyla Tharp, a symphony Serenada Schizophrana for Carnegie Hall, an overture The Overeager Overture for the Hollywood Bowl, and, most recently, Iris—a Cirque du Soleil show at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton will be having its concert premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall. “Having a particular style is not bad,” says Elfman, “but I prefer to push myself in the direction of being a composer who you never know what he’s doing next.”
John Mauceri’s distinguished and extraordinary career has brought him not only to the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also to the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood, as well as the most prestigious halls of academia. Regarded as the world’s leading performer of the music of Hollywood’s émigré composers, he has taken the lead in the preservation and performance of many kinds of music and has supervised/conducted premieres by composers as diverse as Debussy, Stockhausen, Korngold, Bernstein, Hindemith, Elfman, Ives, and Shore. As an accomplished recording artist, John Mauceri has over 70 albums to his name, and is the recipient of Grammy, Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Edison, Cannes Classique, Billboard, two Diapasons d’Or, two Emmys, and four Deutsche Schallplatten Awards.