DANNY ELFMAN WEEK

DANNY ELFMAN WEEK

Experience a full week of events celebrating iconic composer and performer Danny Elfman, whose celebrated film scores include Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, and many more!

Highlights Include:

  • Iconic composer and performer Danny Elfman live on stage performing selections from his beloved The Nightmare Before Christmas score
  • Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and UNL’s University Singers performing selections from the three-decade collaboration between Elfman and Tim Burton, with a giant screen projecting movie clips and original storyboard and artwork
  • GRAMMY® Award winning Third Coast Percussion performing a thrilling work composed for them by Danny Elfman
  • The Nebraska premiere of the Elfman Violin Concerto featuring acclaimed violinist Sandy Cameron and the UNL Orchestra

DANNY ELFMAN WEEK

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Third Coast Percussion, Perspectives

Featuring the Elfman Percussion Quartet written for Third Coast by Danny Elfman

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 7:30PM

Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb,” GRAMMY® Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering exciting performances for audiences of all kinds. Their 2022 program, Perspectives, features virtuosic repertoire written for TCP by some of today’s leading music creators including iconic film composer Danny Elfman.

Patron Friends: June Pederson, Betsy & Bill Strain

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Beetlejuice

The Movie

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7:30PM

Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center

Directed by Tim Burton, Featuring film score by Danny Elfman

See the classic 1988 film on the big screen! Starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, and Catherina O’Hara. 

After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. 

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Danny Elfman's Violin Concerto

Performed by violinist Sandy Cameron accompanied by the UNL Orchestra and conducted by international maestro John Mauceri

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 7:30PM

Kimball Hall

This thrilling program will also feature UNL orchestra performing Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, conducted by UNL’s Tyler White.

Patron Friends:

Bob & Lanny Barth

John & Deb Nelson

This project was made possible, in part, with support from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ Endowment Fund at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Danny Elfman's Music From The Films Of Tim Burton

Featuring Special Guest Performance by Danny Elfman

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7:30PM

At iconic performing arts venues all over the world, critics and audiences alike have fallen in love with  Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton. Danny Elfman himself will bring this acclaimed experience to the Lied Center stage, joined by conductor John Mauceri, violinist Sandy Cameron, the full Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, a large University of Nebraska choir, and a giant screen to project movie clips, storyboards, and sketches from this iconic film collaboration.

Season Lieder: Rhonda Seacrest

Conductor’s Circle: Dirk Brom & Kim Russel, Tom & Linda Hoegemeyer, Drs. David & Marilyn Moore, Liana Sandin- Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation

Media Sponsor: Broadcast House

 This project was made possible, in part, with support from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ Endowment Fund at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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