Here are some photos from the Prague Proms 2017 opening concert
Source: Prague Proms
Photos courtesy of Petr Kocanda
We’ve had the pleasure to attend this wonderful concert and been lucky enough to meet with Danny.
(On the photos in black dresses from the left: Simme and Thalia)
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 😉
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
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
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