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 Posted:   Apr 13, 2022 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

"A new Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra composed by Danny Elfman for acclaimed British percussionist Colin Currie, premiering with the Pacific Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Carl St. Clair conducting.

Danny Elfman brings to Aliso Viejo the United States premiere of a brand new percussion concerto, co-commissioned by Soka Performing Arts Center at Soka University and the London Philharmonic, performed by Colin Currie – as one critic put it, ‘surely the world’s finest and most daring percussionist’. The concerto will be performed with Pacific Symphony, under the baton of maestro Carl St. Clair."

April 24. Tickets on sale now.

https://www.soka.edu/soka-performing-arts-center/calendar-events/north-american-premiere-percussion-concerto-composed

*This is not the same as his Percussion Quartet (2019)

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2022 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

"A new Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra composed by Danny Elfman for acclaimed British percussionist Colin Currie, premiering with the Pacific Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Carl St. Clair conducting.

Danny Elfman brings to Aliso Viejo the United States premiere of a brand new percussion concerto, co-commissioned by Soka Performing Arts Center at Soka University and the London Philharmonic, performed by Colin Currie – as one critic put it, ‘surely the world’s finest and most daring percussionist’. The concerto will be performed with Pacific Symphony, under the baton of maestro Carl St. Clair."

April 24. Tickets on sale now.

https://www.soka.edu/soka-performing-arts-center/calendar-events/north-american-premiere-percussion-concerto-composed

*This is not the same as his Percussion Quartet (2019)


Excellent, glad to see that it's getting a US premiere (the UK premiere the other week was amazing). Can't wait for the recording... there will be a recording... right?! ;-)

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2022 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

If someone was born to write a percussion concerto, it's Danny Elfman. I love all the percussion in his PLANET OF THE APES score. Very much am I going to listen to this. :-)

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2022 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

I'm all on board for this as well. His independent orchestral works are always intriguing.

I also wish I could find it somewhere, but he had a wonderful percussion piece for the Tim Burton art exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2011 - a section where there was a carousel had this incredible percussion and organ / synth sound. Always wished I could find a recording of that.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2022 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   c8   (Member)

Definitely looking forward to this. Glass' "Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra" is one of my favorite pieces in the orchestral repertoire. Elfman's Violin Concerto is also on frequent play (a mix of his quirky writing with some stunning, serious moments as well). I say this to say that I think Elfman has the capacity to blend these and do something really special here.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2022 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I also wish I could find it somewhere, but he had a wonderful percussion piece for the Tim Burton art exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2011 - a section where there was a carousel had this incredible percussion and organ / synth sound. Always wished I could find a recording of that.

I could be wrong but I think this may have been included somewhere on that mammoth Burton/Elfman box set, years ago...

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2022 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

I also wish I could find it somewhere, but he had a wonderful percussion piece for the Tim Burton art exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2011 - a section where there was a carousel had this incredible percussion and organ / synth sound. Always wished I could find a recording of that.

I could be wrong but I think this may have been included somewhere on that mammoth Burton/Elfman box set, years ago...

Yavar


Ah, thanks Yavar! I think I found them then. Way less percussion than I remembered, but I think it was this:



Possibly mixed with this:



My imagination expanded it to be much grander, but it was also in-person with a cool carousel spinning.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2022 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Well you said LACMA and this is MOMA, so maybe not...unless you mixed up the two.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2022 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Well you said LACMA and this is MOMA, so maybe not...unless you mixed up the two.

Yavar


It seems like it was a traveling exhibit that went to all the major art museums across the US, so I'm assuming it's the same. Parts of it sound familiar!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2022 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I seem to remember another thread that was either about this, or at least mentioned it (perhaps listing it and a couple other things as 'upcoming')

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2022 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Does anyone know if any recording of this exists on YouTube? I've looked, but only found brief snippets (must not be confused with the percussion quartet!). Same for the cello concerto. "Wunderkammer" is there. Hopefully, these -- and other unreleased Elfman concert works -- will find their way to a proper album recording soon.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2022 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Chris Shaneyfelt   (Member)

Does anyone know if any recording of this exists on YouTube? I've looked, but only found brief snippets (must not be confused with the percussion quartet!). Same for the cello concerto. "Wunderkammer" is there. Hopefully, these -- and other unreleased Elfman concert works -- will find their way to a proper album recording soon.

[Post deleted - sorry, I thought I'd found a link - turned out to be the Percussion Quartet.]

 
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