Philadelphia Orchestra performs music from “Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Elf”

Film lovers can watch two Christmas classics in November and December while a number of classical musicians perform their scores.

The Philadelphia Orchestra played Thanksgiving weekend will execute the music of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” as the film screens at Verizon Hall. The stop-motion animated film features a well-known score by Danny Elfman, who also composed music for Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and The Simpsons. A rare holiday crossover, the film follows Jack Skellington as he attempts to bring Christmas to the mythical Halloween Town. This year it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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The orchestra will continue the holiday party the weekend before Christmas consecutive appearances from “Eleven”. The concerts also include the film in which a middle-aged elf named Buddy leaves the North Pole to find his real father.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” concerts take place on Friday, November 24th at 8 p.m. and then Saturday, November 25th and Sunday, November 26th at 2:00 p.m. Meanwhile, “Elf” airs on Friday, December 22nd at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 23, 2 p.m. Tickets for the concerts start at $36.

The nightmare before ChristmasEleven

24th-26th November; 22-23 December
Times vary | Tickets start at $36
Verizon Hall
300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

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