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April 23, 2019

Chris Dragon To Conduct Colorado Premiere Of Danny Elfman’s Violin Concerto “Eleven Eleven”


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Danny Elfman will host a Prelude/Talkback at Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday, May 17

April 22, 2019 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony is pleased to announce Emmy® and GRAMMY® Award winning composer Danny Elfman will be in attendance for the Colorado premiere of his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with violinist Sandy Cameron and the Colorado Symphony. Elfman will also host a Prelude/Talkback, an informative audience Q&A, at the Friday, May 17 performance only.

Elfman has composed the scores to numerous iconic film scores across four decades including Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas as well as the Academy Award nominated score to Good Will Hunting and the enduring opening theme from The Simpsons. “Eleven Eleven” is Elfman’s first freestanding orchestral work.

Show stopping violinist Sandy Cameron returns to Colorado as featured soloist on the piece written for her by Elfman. She also helped debut the piece in 2017 with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and is the featured violinist on the just-released recording Violin Concerto “Eleven Eleven” and Piano Quartet under the Sony Music Entertainment music label performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Philharmonic Piano Quartet Berlin.

Associate conductor Christopher Dragon leads the orchestra in his Colorado Symphony Classics debut.

“It’s a special thrill to conduct a work by one of our great modern day composers,” said Dragon. “We’re honored that Danny Elfman will be taking in this performance in person. The orchestra and I are also eager to welcome back Sandy Cameron, a musician whose immense skill is matched only by her flare for the dramatic.”

Tickets are available online at, by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.; and two hours prior to each performance.

What: Danny Elfman’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, “Eleven Eleven”
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
When: FRI May 17 and SAT May 18 at 7:30 p.m., SUN May 19 at 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: Available at


One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization performing more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. In the last year, the Colorado Symphony served nearly 233,000 people attending live performances at concert and non-traditional venues throughout Colorado’s Front Range. In addition, over 265,000 people listen to the Colorado Symphony through Colorado Public Radio’s live broadcasts of classical content featuring concert recordings, in-studio performances of individual musicians and small ensembles, and live streaming of interviews and performances with artists. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit