Director Tim Burton, and longtime musical collaborator: Composer Danny Elfman, known for their work together on Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among other films, are planning a one-shot concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra showcasing the music Elfman has done for Burton’s films over the decades. Elfman will sing live for the first time in almost 20 years.
News of this concert was first announced by The Telegraph. It will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London–below is a description:
The Royal Albert Hall will host an exclusive World Premiere of Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton.
Conductor John Mauceri has collaborated with composer Danny Elfman and visionary Hollywood film maker Tim Burton to create a unique filmic experience, blending music and visuals to celebrate the long standing partnership of two of Hollywood’s top players.
This live concert features Danny Elfman’s famous Tim Burton film scores brought to life on stage by the BBC Concert Orchestra, enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Burton’s original sketches, drawings and storyboards.
With a range of films from a fascinating back catalogue of classics including Beetlejuice,Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland and Frankenwienie, this concert explores the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling and the process and importance that this has in filmmaking.
Most of Elfman’s singing will consist of songs from The Nightmare before Christmas, in which he provided the singing voice of Jack Skellington. Click here for tickets and further information.