Danny Elfman's "Overture to a Nonexistant Musical" to Premiere at Conductor John Mauceri's Farewell Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, September 15-17, 2006
JULY 31, 2006 | Submitted by Richard Kraft
Grammy-winning, three time Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman will premiere his latest symphonic work, "OVERTURE TO A NONEXISTENT MUSICAL" on September 15, 16 and 17 at conductor John Mauceri's farewell concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.
To help celebrate Mauceri's sixteen years of leading the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Elfman has composed an eight minute work which the composer describes as "a big, fun, boisterous and slightly crazy piece written to bid goodbye to one of film music's biggest supporters. I imagined it as a grand overture to something that doesn't actually exist. Many themes... as if taken from a larger work... some kind of imaginary musical or ballet."
John Mauceri and Danny Elfman's first collaboration was for Sony Classical's upcoming recording of Elfman's "SERENADA SCHIZOPHRANA", a full length symphony which had its world premiere at Carnegie Hall last year. The Sony CD will be in stores on October 23.
Danny Elfman is best known as the composer of such acclaimed film scores as "Batman," Edward Scissorhands," "Good Will Hunting," "Spider-Man," "Men in Black," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Beetlejuice," "Dolores Claiborne," "Mission: Impossible," "Pee Wee's Big Adventure," "The Corpse Bride," "Midnight Run," "Chicago," "Big Fish" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." For television he composed the themes to "The Simpsons," "Tales from the Crypt" and the Emmy Award-winning theme to "Desperate Housewives."