Film composer Danny Elfman talks ahead of his Lincoln concert

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Film composer Danny Elfman is in Lincoln ahead of his concert at the Lied Center.

On Thursday, students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln had a chance to listen to Elfman talk about his life in the music and film industry.

They even got to ask him questions about anything from his life to his work.

Elfman told Channel 8 in an exclusive interview that he loves speaking with students because he never knows what they are going to ask and they ask great, intuitive questions.

He also talked about his show on Saturday, in which the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra will play his music.

“They have to learn it (the score) in a few days from the ground up,” he said.

“The show is 15 suites from 15 different films, and they are all very different from each other,” Elfman explained.

The concert is a celebration of his work with filmmaker Tim Burton. They’ve worked on 17 movies together over almost 37 years.

It starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and tickets are still available for purchase at the box office or on the Lied Center’s website. 

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