Famed composer Danny Elfman has revealed that he will be releasing Eleven Eleven, his first violin concerto, on March 22. Pre-orders have already been made available on streaming services. The music was requested by the Prague orchestra who wished to see a violin concerto for renowned violinist Sandy Cameron. This marks Elfman’s first freestanding orchestral work.
“I don’t merely want to write music that is free from the influence of films,” Elfman says. “Instead, it’s a compelling need.”
The music of Eleven Eleven is inspired and influenced by a wide variety of composers, both classical and contemporary. It mades its world premiere with conductor John Mauceri at the Prague Proms in June 2017. Since then, Ms. Cameron has performed it across the world, with performances in Hamburg at the Elbphilharmonie, at Bing Concert Hall for Stanford Live, and with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Cameron recorded the album version of Eleven Eleven with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conductor John Mauceri.
Elfman is known for composing films such as Beetlejuice, Men in Black, Sleepy Holly, Alice in Wonderland, Spider-Man, Darkman, Mars Attacks, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Wolfman, and much, much more.
Upcoming tour dates:
- March 31, 2019 – Tuscon, AZ, USA (Centennial Hall, UA Presents)
- April 4, 2019 – Northridge, CA, USA (The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts)
- May 17, 18, 19, 2019 – Denver, CO, USA (Boettcher Concert Hall)