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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “Eleven Eleven” composed by Danny Elfman


“Inspired by the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, [Danny] Elfman’s concerto is dramatic, lyrical, highly rhythmic, percussive (especially given its unusual cadenza-like back and forth between the violin and percussion), thoughtful and playful. The score is high adrenaline business, taking us on a musical roller coaster ride from the heights to the sudden-drop depth of emotions… The physical and emotional energy she [violin soloist Sandy Cameron] put into the work was downright compelling, exciting and extraordinary…The reception given her [Ms. Cameron] — and JoAnn Falletta and orchestra which were exemplary — was wild and crazy and prolonged, of the sort found at sports events. No question about electricity in the air.”
The Virginia Gazette

“Sandy is a force of nature and Danny's concerto is tremendous. Thanks so much for bringing this piece to me – I love it and loved working with her – she is really a star.”
JoAnn Falletta, Conductor

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World Premiere: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Violinist Sandy Cameron
Conducted by John Mauceri
Smetana Hall, Prague

Concerto for Violin & Orchestra ('Eleven Eleven') was jointly commissioned by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Stanford Live, Stanford University and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

“Imagine Prokofiev in Hollywood.” —Anthony Tommasini (From New York Times Review of “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton”)

“I’m aiming for a concept with it that’s very tricky. To answer the question is it possible to write challenging orchestra . . .

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    • Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
      Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
    • Danny Elfman Headshot, Photo Credit: Brian Averill
      Danny Elfman Headshot, Photo Credit: Brian Averill
    • Danny Elfman Headshot, Photo Credit: Brian Averill
      Danny Elfman Headshot, Photo Credit: Brian Averill
    • Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
      Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
    • Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto: Sandy Cameron, Violin Soloist, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
      Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto: Sandy Cameron, Violin Soloist, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
    • Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto: Sandy Cameron, Violin Soloist, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
      Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto: Sandy Cameron, Violin Soloist, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
    • Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto: Sandy Cameron, Violin Soloist, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
      Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto: Sandy Cameron, Violin Soloist, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
    • Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto: Sandy Cameron, Violin Soloist, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
      Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto: Sandy Cameron, Violin Soloist, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
    • Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto: Sandy Cameron, Violin Soloist, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
      Prague Proms, World Premiere of Concerto: Sandy Cameron, Violin Soloist, Photo Credit: Jan Malý
    • Sandy Cameron Headshot
      Sandy Cameron Headshot
    • Prague Proms
      Prague Proms

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