Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on May 2014
Anyone who’s ever seen a Tim Burton film knows that Danny Elfman’s evocative music is one of the keys to their success. In 2013, Elfman premiered a program of music from Burton films accompanied by footage, sketches and storyboards from classics such as Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Conducted by John Mauceri with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Senzoku Freshman Singers, the Tokyo rendition of this worldwide smash promises to feature a special guest performance from Danny Elfman himself. Tickets go on sale May 24—and knowing Japan’s affection for Burton and pop-classical hybrids in general, they’re sure to go fast.
Aug 9-10, Tokyo International Forum. See concert listings for details.