Tim Burton and Danny Elfman unite for Royal Albert Hall concert
Story by Jack Foley
TIM Burton is to unite with regular composer Danny Elfman for a live concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall in celebration of their big-screen musical collaborations.
The must-see show has been booked for October 7, 2013, and will mark the first time that many of Elfman’s iconic scores for Burton’s films – such as Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland – will receive a public performance, courtesy of the BBC Concert Orchestra.
In a further boost for the in-demand nature of tickets, the concert will also mark the first time in nearly 18 years that the former Oingo Boingo frontman will sing live, with Elfman re-creating various songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack.
Elfman told The Telegraph: “The idea of performing some of Jack Skellington’s songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas live for the very first time is immensely exciting.”
Added Burton: “The performance will be enhanced by original artwork from the films creating a visual backdrop, amounting to an evening that will be ‘something really special’.”