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


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“It contains every crazy, technical thing you could possibly do on the violin…[Cameron] draws out such an incredible range of emotions from the piece, and her playing is flawless”
Stanford News

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

Sony Classical Release: March 22, 2019 Featuring violinist Sandy Cameron and The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri.

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 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 fell like film music, but something more? This was a very difficult challenge but that was my goal.” – Danny Elfman on the Violin Concerto

Declared “brilliant” by the Washington Post, violinist SANDY CAMERON is one of the most strikingly unique artists of her generation. Ms. Cameron has performed extensively as a soloist and recitalist throughout North America, Europe and Asia. At 15, Ms. Cameron was a featured guest at the famed White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the Salzburg Festival in Austria, and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. Since then, she has appeared in venues such as Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Royal Albert Hall in London, the Adelaide Festival in Australia, and has made other solo appearances with orchestras such as the Kirov Orchestra; Seattle and San Diego Symphonies; Royal Liverpool and Tokyo Philharmonics; and with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Over the last 30 years, four-time Oscar nominee DANNY ELFMAN has established himself as one of the most versatile and accomplished film composers in the world. A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Elfman grew up loving film music and helped found the band Oingo Boingo which brought him to the attention of a young Tim Burton who asked him to write the score for Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Twenty-five years later, the two have forged one of the most fruitful composer-director collaborations in film history. In addition to his film work, Mr. Elfman wrote the iconic theme music for the television series The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives. He has also composed a ballet, Rabbit and Rogue choreographed by Twyla Tharp, a symphony entitled Serenada Schizophrana for Carnegie Hall, an overture called The Overeager Overture for the Hollywood Bowl, and “IRIS” – a Cirque du Soleil show. “Having a particular style is not bad,” says Elfman, “but I prefer to push myself in the direction of being a composer who you never know what he’s doing next.”

“Elfman's music takes listeners by the hand and draws them deeper and deeper into a fairytale world - and then the virtuoso violin soars to dizzying heights… brimming over with joy and playful energy - but just as complex and smart”
Broadway World
“ ... [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
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