Lincoln Center Festival presents Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton at Avery Fisher Hall

Live from Lincoln Center “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton”

Posted on:

< < Back to

Premiere Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 9 p.m.

Composer and performer Danny Elfman, Tim Burton’s prolific musical collaborator, descends on Lincoln Center with an 88-piece orchestra, 44-voice choir and a colorful assortment of fans and fanatics. This unique episode arrives just in time for Halloween and captures all the excitement of this cultural invasion, climaxing in wildly entertaining performances of Elfman’s most beloved Burton scores from films like BatmanBeetlejuiceAlice in WonderlandBig Fish, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which features Elfman singing his iconic songs.

Accompanying the music are film clips from select movies as well as original sketches and storyboards created by Tim Burton. We’ll also delve into the surreal spectacle behind the performance, offering a whimsical look at Elfman and friends as they arrive on campus and prepare for the show. It’s a stylish musical journey filled with nods to the extraordinary vision of Tim Burton and Danny Elfman.

The concert took place at Avery Fisher Hall on July 6, 2015, conducted by John Mauceri with special guests Danny Elfman, violinist Sandy Cameron, Ingrid Michaelson, and boy sopranos John-Dominick Mignard and Leif Christian Pedersen. This episode is directed for television by Andrew C. Wilk.

Produced for the stage by Tim Fox, Alison Ahart Williams, Richard Kraft and Laura Engel.

This episode is directed for television by Andrew C. Wilk.