Colin Currie is to premiere Danny Elfman's new Percussion Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra as part of its 2021-22 season at the Royal Festival Hall. 
The premiere takes place on 25 March 2022, a programme to be conducted by Ludwig Wicki, and which will also include choral/orchestral suites from Elfman's scores to Tim Burton's Batman and Alice in Wonderland, as well as excerpts from Howard Shore's 'Lord of the Rings' Symphony.
In the following month Currie will then give the North American premiere of the Percussion Concerto, when he joins the Pacific Symphony and Carl St Clair for a 24 April concert in Aliso Viejo, California, in the Performing Arts Center of Soka University (who have co-commissioned the new work with the London Philharmonic).
The Percussion Concerto follows on from the success of Elfman's earlier concertante work, the Violin Concerto 'Eleven Eleven', written for and recorded by Sandy Cameron with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and already with over 20 performances since its 2017 launch in Prague.