London’s Royal Albert Hall has announced an exclusive night of entertainment featuring composer Danny Elfman’s compositions for the films of long-time friend Tim Burton.
The iconic venue will host Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton on Monday 7 October 2013, when the BBC Concert Orchestra will bring Elfman’s work to life in a show fusing music with Burton’s original production artwork, sketches and drawings.
The performance will include pieces from Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Alice in Wonderland.
Conducted by John Mauceri, the evening will be crowned by a special guest performance by four-time Oscar-nominee Elfman who will be giving his first public singing performance in almost two decades.
“I’ve always heard Danny’s scores performed live during our recording sessions for the films we’ve collaborated on,” said Burton, “for others to finally be able to hear his music live, at such a historic venue as the Royal Albert Hall, is really something special.”
Danny Elfman added “I really look forward to revisiting this body of work which has been such a huge part of my life and bringing it to the concert stage. And the idea of performing some of Jack Skellington’s songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas live for the very first time is immensely exciting.”
Jasper Hope, Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “Throughout his career and particularly in his many collaborations with Tim Burton for more than 25 years, Danny Elfman has created magical compositions which have brilliantly complemented the stories audiences have enjoyed.
“The Royal Albert Hall has unquestionably become the destination for a variety of film related projects involving live orchestra and it is a genuine honour for us to be able to welcome Danny Elfman for this World Premiere performance of his incredible music accompanied by visuals from Tim Burton’s extraordinary sketches and storyboards.”
Ticket and booking info:
Monday 7 October 2013 at 8pm
Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP Tickets £15 – £75 (booking fees apply) Box Office 020 7589 8212 www.royalalberthall.com
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