The Nightmare Before Christmas

Oct. 29, 2013 | 2:10 p.m.

Danny Elfman celebrates Tim Burton film scores with symphonic concerts

Composer Danny Elfman poses for a portrait at his studio in Los Angeles on September 16, 2013. The character Jack from "The Nightmare before Christmas" is at left.  (Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times)
Prolific composer Danny Elfman is celebrating his years-long cinematic partnership with Tim Burton in a unique way this week: Beginning a three-night run at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Elfman will present a live symphonic program of the 15 movie scores he’s penned for the filmmaker. “Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton” will even see Elfman take the stage to sing selections from the soundtrack of the stop-motion animated fable “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Conductor John Mauceri will lead the 87-piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra through the three performances, which also will feature the 45-member Page L.A. Choir. The duo is soon set to begin work on their 16th collaboration, Burton’s forthcoming “Big Eyes” about the painter Margaret Keane and her husband, Walter, who took credit for her art. But in a recent interview about […]
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