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Danny Elfman's Percussion Concerto
Alondra de la Parra conducts
Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 2
Danny Elfman Percussion Concerto (world premiere)*
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Alondra de la Parra conductor
Colin Currie percussion
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Danny Elfman is a legend of contemporary film music – the man whose scores for Edward Scissorhands, Batman and Corpse Bride fused pop culture with the Romantic tradition, to dazzling effect. But tonight he steps into the concert hall with a brand new percussion concerto, performed by the astonishing Colin Currie – as one critic put it, ‘surely the world’s finest and most daring percussionist’. Under the baton of Alondra de la Parra, expect no holds barred, with electrifying rhythmic workouts from Leonard Bernstein and Ravel – West Side Story and Boléro – setting the mood for some serious thrills.
*Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.