Danny Elfman returns to Royal Albert Hall for Tim Burton movie music concerts

The Royal Albert Hall has announced two special Danny Elfman concerts for this autumn.

Celebrating his work with legendary director Tim Burton, the composer’s iconic music from movies like Edward Scissorhands, Batman and The Nightmare Before Christmas takes centre stage in London this October.

The two performances of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton will mark the 10th anniversary the concert’s world premiere in 2013.

“I can’t believe that it’s been 10 years since I first performed this concert,” commented four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman. “And this is the perfect place to celebrate the anniversary since my very first time performing this was at the Royal Albert Hall, so I’m very excited and grateful that I get to bring it back there.”

“Danny Elfman is one of the greats of modern movie music, and this concert will showcase his unique and distinctive work, from the transcendent beauty of his Edward Scissorhands score to the pitch-black comedy that runs through Batman Returns and The Nightmare Before Christmas,” said Matthew Todd, Director of Programming and Engagement at the Royal Albert Hall.

“Since he began working with Tim Burton in 1985, they have created an unmistakable, darkly magical brand of cinema, and we’re delighted to celebrate that in style as part of our Films in Concert series,” he added.

When are the concerts?

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton will be performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday 7 October at 2:30pm and then again at 7:30pm.

Tickets are on sale now from the venue’s official website here, priced from £30.

As if the music wasn’t exciting enough, Danny Elfman himself is also making an appearance at the concerts!

The 119-minute program will celebrate his collaborations with Tim Burton from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) through to Frankenweenie (2012), encompassing 15 classic scores including Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow and Alice in Wonderland.

The Movie & TV Music of Danny Elfman is available on Amazon.