»Hollywood in Vienna« is a symphonic gala concert celebrating classic and current masterpieces of film music in the prestigious Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna Concert Hall) in Vienna, capital of Austria. Within the course of each gala, the City of Vienna awards one of today’s leading film music composers with the »Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award«. The Viennese Max Steiner belongs to the most influential pioneers in the history of Hollywood movies and scored all-time classics like KING KONG, GONE WITH THE WIND and CASABLANCA.
This year we honour a composer of countless fantastically bizarre screen fables. Danny Elfman, who has won many awards and has been nominated for four Oscars, will be awarded the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award. As a congenial partner of the director Tim Burton, he added his unmistakably powerful sound fantasies to the morbid and playful worlds of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and CORPSE BRIDE. In BATMAN and BATMAN RETURNS, as well as in the movie celebrating America’s yellow cult family THE SIMPSONS, he created musical monuments for two legendary – and very different – sets of heroes.
The concert will be recorded for TV and radio and broadcasted on an international level.