Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Stanford Symphonic Chorus, & Stanford University Singers 

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“Imagine Prokofiev in Hollywood.” —New York Times on
Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Guest conductor John Mauceri leads the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and violinist Sandy Cameron in Danny Elfman's new concerto for violin and orchestra: Eleven Eleven. Know for his iconic scores for The SimpsonsNightmare Before Christmas, Batman, and much more, Danny Elfman is a four-time Oscar nominee and one of the most revered composers in Hollywood. Elfman will be in the house for this Bay Area premiere!

Eleven Eleven, which premiered in June at the Prague Proms, was jointly commissioned by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Stanford Live, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. SSO Music Director Paul Phillips conducts works by Bernstein and William Walton to round out the program.

Elfman notes:

“I’m aiming for a concept with my violin concerto that’s very tricky. To answer the question: Is it possible to write challenging orchestra music that’s not alienating to someone who listens to film music, and more specifically my film music, but at the same time, to not make it feel like film music, but something more? This was a very difficult challenge but that was my goal.”


This program is presented in partnership with Music at Stanford.


  • Leonard Bernstein: On the Waterfront Suite

    Paul Phillips, conductor

  • Danny Elfman: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Eleven Eleven)

    Sandy Cameron, violin soloist
    John Mauceri, guest conductor

  • William Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast

    Stanford Symphonic Chorus
    Stanford University Singers
    Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone soloist
    Paul Phillips, conductor

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