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Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton (Artwork)

NSO Pops: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton / John Mauceri, conductor

Danny Elfman has composed unforgettable scores for director Tim Burton's weirdly wonderful worlds of Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Alice in Wonderland, and more. John Mauceri conducts his music with visuals from Burton's films.

  • Oct. 23 - 25, 2014
  • Concert Hall
  • Approx. 2 hours
  • $20.00 - $88.00

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Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton
John Mauceri, conductor

"INCREDIBLE... A raucous and unforgettable evening! The most exquisite Halloween gift conceivable... a hybrid vibe somewhere between a traditional symphonic performance, a rock concert, and a sporting event"
--L.A. Weekly

From his films Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and Batman to The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, and Alice in Wonderland, no one knows how to combine weird and wonderful quite like two-time Academy Award–nominated director Tim Burton. And with his unforgettable scores, Grammy Award–winning composer Danny Elfman brings humor, drama, and pathos to these and other cinematic classics by his longtime collaborator. 

Just in time for Halloween, Grammy and Tony Award–winning conductor John Mauceri leads the NSO Pops, violinist Sandy Cameron, boy soprano Thomas Lynch, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington in this "thrilling" (The Evening Standard) multimedia concert of Elfman's "barbed and bouncy" (The Guardian) film music, already performed to sell-out crowds in London and Los Angeles. Brief scenes and visuals from some of Burton's films and original sketches, drawings, and storyboards will be projected above the orchestra to illuminate the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling.

Act 1
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Sleepy Hollow
Mars Attacks!
Big Fish
Batman/Batman Returns

Act 2
Planet of the Apes
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Dark Shadows
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Edward Scissorhands
Alice in Wonderland

Performance Timing: Approximately 2-1/4 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.


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