Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

DANNY ELFMAN'S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON explores the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling and the process and importance that this has in filmmaking. Composer Danny Elfman and visionary Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton have created a unique concert experience, lending music and visuals to celebrate the 25-year partnership of two of Hollywood's top creators. This live concert features Danny Elfman's famous Tim Burton film scores brought to life on stage by orchestra, enhanced by visuals on the big screen of original sketches, drawings and storyboards.


Danny Elfman (biography)
Tim Burton (biography)
Eerie montages and classic scenes that make up the history of cinema accompany a brilliant selection of tunes...the production as a whole is astonishing. The array of delicate arias and creepy waltzes perfectly sum up the variety of melodic moods covered in Elfman’s career. The Hall went wild when the composer himself jumped on [stage]...it was a true autumnal treat for fans of Tim Burton's gothic fantasy. - Broadway World
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…a raucous and unforgettable evening powered by a full orchestra and choir…It was an inspiring example of how to do a film music concert that should be forever imitated – a thoughtfully curated and varied program honoring the important marriage the music has to images while also letting the music breathe and come to life on its own. Tim Grieving, LA Weekly
...this concert was impeccable. The projections added so much to the performance, bringing Tim Burton’s presence into the venue...having the composer there, singing with them, brought another level of excitement to the event…the performance could not have been any better. Barry Lenny, BroadwayWorld.com
Elfman is rightfully celebrated for his epic, gleefully ghoulish symphonic soundscapes that manage to be creepy, exhilarating, apocalyptic, sweet, and hilarious all at the same time...the unalloyed success of this ambitiously, brilliantly executed event. Joshua Rosenblum, Opera News
For all the costumed spectacle and fun, this event was a substantive, rich and revealing concert. Mr. Elfman’s music and Mr. Burton’s cinematic images are intricately enmeshed…Imagine Prokofiev in Hollywood. The ovation [Elfman] received was almost terrifyingly loud, with screeching like something out of a Burton film. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
If Tim Burton is the virtuoso behind his films’ visuals, then Danny Elfman is his willing twin and gleeful partner in crime…A magnificent event before an adoring crowd, this concert once again proves the appeal of classic movie music played live. Tony Earnshaw, Yorkshire Post
One of the longest standing ovations the Royal Albert Hall has seen in 2013 followed the stunning World Premiere of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton on 7 October 2013…a triumphant World Premiere. Matt Griffin, Life at the Hall
From Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure to Alice in Wonderland and Frankenweenie, we are drawn into an enthralling sound world of relentless rhythms, growling cellos, scurrying violins and ghostly wordless choruses...Displaying fine vocal chops and loping around on stage like a rock star, [Danny Elfman] generated such a magnetic intensity that he had the Adelaide audience on its feet. Graham Strahle, The Australian
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