DANNY ELFMAN'S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON Set for Royal Albert Hall Today
Apollo Digital, by arrangement with the Royal Albert Hall, presents a three-date tour of Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton, which celebrates the extraordinary collaboration between the acclaimed composer and visionary filmmaker. The world premiere of the event at the Royal Albert Hall is today 7 October 2013, which has already sold out, will be followed by dates in Leeds, Glasgow and Birmingham on 8, 9 and 10 October respectively.
This brand new orchestra event features Danny Elfman's famous film scores brought to life on stage by the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of John Mauceri, and enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Tim Burton's original film sketches, drawings and story boards. Celebrating the nearly three decade-long partnership of two of Hollywood's top creators, this event features films from a fascinating back catalogue of classics such as Beetlejuice,Batman & Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory andAlice in Wonderland. Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton explores the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling and the process and importance that it has in filmmaking.
Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton will feature an exclusive special guest performance by four-time Oscar-nominee Danny Elfman,who, as well as playing various instruments, will be making his first public singing performance in 18 years. "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," says Danny Elfman.
"I've always heard Danny's scores performed live during our recording sessions for the films we've collaborated on," says Tim Burton. "For others to finally be able to hear his music live is really something special."
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8 October: 7.30pm First Direct Arena Leeds www.firstdirectarena.com
9 October: 7.30pm The SSE Hydro Glasgow www.thehydro.com
10 October: 7.30pm The NIA Arena, Birmingham www.thenia.co.uk
Prices: £45, £35, £25
Booking Details: www.ticketmaster.co.uk, 0844 844 0444