Batman: Danny Elfman Film Music

Danny Elfman is well known throughout the world for his award-winning scores for Batman, Spider-Man, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mission Impossible, and the theme for The Simpsons, among many other memorable scores. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the prolific composer’s works performed live!

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents a selection of Elfman’s scores including Tim Burton’s Batman, Sleepy Hollow, Spider-Man, Beetlejuice and many more. The concert will also feature music by composers who influenced Elfman, first and foremost Bernard Herrmann, as well as Philip Glass and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Born in LA in 1953, Danny Elfman spent much of his youth in his local movie theatre adoring the music of such great film music composers as Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman. Starting out as an actor, he went on to become lead singer and songwriter with American new wave band Oingo Boingo until 1995. He turned his hand to film scoring in 1985 when Tim Burton and Paul Reubens invited Elfman to write the score for their first feature film, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.

Elfman has written some of the most instantly recognisable film music of our time. He has won four Academy Awards® and a Grammy Award for Tim Burton’s Batman as well as being honoured with the prestigious Richard Kirk Award at the 2002 BMI Film and TV Awards, an award given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.

Presented by the National Concert Hall and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in association with Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

Tickets for this event can be booked from the National Concert Hall box office, by calling +353 (0)1 417 0000 or online at