Danny Elfman conducting 2 rare concerts in LA this Fall

Music News | By on Jun 3rd, 2014

Danny Elfman

Composer and former Oingo Boingo singer Danny Elfman will be having a rare concert appearance in LA this Fall. Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton will hold two limited engagements at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Friday, October 31st and the Honda Center on Sunday, November 2nd. Presale tickets go on sale Thursday, June 5th on AXS.com/Ticketmaster.com. Hmm, wonder how much flights to LA will be for the Fall?

Celebrate Halloween 2014 with Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, a unique concert with the Hollywood Studio Symphony and choir conducted by John Mauceri, for two very limited engagements at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Friday, October 31 at 8 pm and Honda Center on Sunday November 2nd. Presale tickets available 10am to 10pm June 5th at AXS.com /Ticketmaster.com with the special code ELFMAN. Tickets go on sale for the general public June 6th.

The program includes newly created suites from all sixteen 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 second live U.S. performance since his Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre concert with Oingo Boingo on Halloween, 1995, and the second anniversary of the West Coast performance of the concert. Last year’s concert sold-out within days the tickets were made available. Elfman returns for the Southern California concerts following SOLD OUT concerts in seven countries including the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London.

Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton is produced by Columbia Artists Management Inc & Kraft- Engel Management.

Tickets priced from $55.00 are available through AXS.com & through Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (888) 929-7849 or (800) 745-3000.
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE is located at 777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Honda Center is located at 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806.

The orchestral performance will include 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 four billion dollars worldwide.

The concert is conducted by John Mauceri featuring an 87-piece orchestra and 45-person choir. 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 nearly 30 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.

Elfman has received numerous accolades including a Grammy Award for Batman, four “Best Score” Academy Award nominations for Milk, Good Will Hunting, Men In Black and Tim Burton’s Big Fish and three Golden Globe nomination 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 American Hustle and Mr. Peabody & Sherman. He is currently scoring Big Eyes which will be released this Christmas.

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