Elfman back in Mexico

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This year’s Halloween Danny Elfman is going to spend in Mexico City. Together with special guests violinist Sandy Cameron, soprano soloist Susana Zabaleta and leading vocalist of Korn Jonathan Davis he will perform at another Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton concert. The Orquesta Camerata Metropolitana and Coro EnHarmonia Vocalis will be conducted by John Mauceri. The concert is a part of The World of Tim Burton exhibition and will be performed on October 31st in Arena Ciudad de México. The tickets go on sale today at 12 pm on Superboletos.

source: Facebook, Zócalo

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Prague Proms

Yesterday, on June 21st in Prague at Municipal House premiered Elfman’s violin concerto.  Concert of Danny’s music opened the 2017 Prague Proms Festival. The Czech National Symphony Orechestra with CSNO Mixed Choir performed at Smetana Hall conducted by John Mauceri. Concert started with a piece from Serenada Schizophrana (‘I Forget’), then followed the Violin Concerto No. 1 “Eleven Eleven” dedicated to Sandy Cameron. Concerto in four movements was very well received and the audience was astonished with Sandy’s performance. In the second part of the concert CNSO performed three suites from Elfman’s film music: Batman, Alice in Wonderland with two boy soloists from Vienna singing ‘Alice‘ and Edward  Scissorhands with violin solo from Sandy Cameron.  After long standing ovation the audience was awarded with an encore:  first ever live performance of The Simpsons theme. Danny was present at the concert and appeared on stage after the end of each part.

It was truly wonderful evening. We’ll post some pictures as soon as we get back from Prague 😉

Hollywood in Hamburg

The Elbphilharmonie will present a series of concerts with Hollywood composers. Concerts at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg (Germany) will feature scores of Danny Elfman, David Arnold and John Powell. Composers will be joining the event giving an audience insight into their work. (And maybe some funny backstories)
First of three concerts: ‘Batman meets Alice’ is dedicated to Elfman’s music.  It is set to September 30th, 2017. Next two following events will be: ‘The sound of James Bond’ on March 25th, 2018 with David Arnold and ‘Ice Age and Beyond’ on June 24th, 2018 with John Powell.

Link to the event page

Source: ventsmagazine.com

Elfman again in Prague

The date of Danny Elfman’s violin concerto is finally known. The premiere will start this years’ Prague Proms festival on June 21st at Smetana Hall in Municipal House. It will be performed by Sandy Cameron on violin and Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri. The presence of Danny Elfman is also expected. Tickets are available here.

source: Prague Proms

Danny back in Paris

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Overlook Events published information about two upcoming concerts of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton which will take place in Palais des Congrès de Paris on October 21st & 22nd, 2017. The Orchestre et Chœur Lamoureux will be conducted by John Mauceri. Danny Elfman will appear and perform as Jack Skellington.

As we can read on the site (for non-French speaking fans):
After the phenomenal success of the year 2015, Danny Elfman returns to Paris for two exceptional dates of the concert Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton! Find the music of Tim Burton’s films performed on stage by more than 140 musicians and choristers, accompanied by a giant HD screen featuring original film footage as well as many original illustrations by the American director!
Danny Elfman will come in person to sing the songs of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas for which he already lent his voice in its original version in 1993! A show on stage that promises to be exceptional for Halloween 2017!

Buy the tickets here.

Thanks to Nicole for letting us know about the news and for the translation.

source: Overlook Events

More Nightmare at Hollywood Bowl

The Halloween with The Nightmare Before Christmas at Bowl is unfortunately over. The Saturday and Sunday concerts were as much thrilling as the first one. Musicians and cast did once again an amazing job. For the last time at the Hollywood Bowl stage Danny sang as Jack Skellington as the show will not be returning here in the future. But surely nobody will ever forget this year’s performance.

We’ve gathered for you some pictures and videos from Saturday and Sunday shows + backstage pics. Enjoy!

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Still love watching Elfman perform after all these years. #nightmarebeforechristmas #dannyelfman #oingoboingo #wtfid?

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Don't run away, it's only me-eeeeeeee! 😃 #HollywoodBowl #DannyElfman #DeadMansParty #Halloween @usernamenora

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