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September 12, 2016

Live From Lincoln Center Wins Two Emmy Awards for "Danny Elfman's Music From The Films of Tim Burton"

Live From Lincoln Center

Eric M. Gewirtz




Outstanding Music Direction
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special


NEW YORK (September 12, 2016) — Live From Lincoln Center—the award-winning performing arts series presenting the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world’s leading performing arts center—received two Emmy Awards this past weekend for broadcasting excellence. Both awards, for Outstanding Music Direction and for Outstanding Sound Mixing For a Variety Series or Special, were given to the Live From Lincoln Center presentation of “Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films of Tim Burton,” which aired October 2015 as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. This special broadcast event put composer and performer Danny Elfman in the spotlight, featuring an array of wildly entertaining performances of his most beloved music from films in collaboration with Tim Burton, such as Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks!, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, which features Elfman singing his iconic songs.


Live From Lincoln Center, now in its 42nd season on PBS, continues to offer a front row seat to the arts. The lineup for episodes this fall include (*check local listings):


Friday, November 4

Lincoln Center At The Movies Presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

PBS Arts Fall Festival

This special Lincoln Center at the Movies presentation brings one of the world’s leading modern dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, to PBS. The program features the company’s signature work, Revelations, the American dance masterpiece created by founder Alvin Ailey, in addition to three additional dynamic pieces: Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Grace by Ronald K. Brown, and Takademe by the company’s Artistic Director Robert Battle.


Friday, November 25

Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody

PBS Arts Fall Festival

Live From Lincoln Center presents the internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang and his love letter to New York, the city he considers his adoptive home, set to the music that helped make this city so famous. Music ranges from Copland, Gershwin, and Bernstein, to Lou Reed, Alicia Keys, and Don Henley. Joining Lang Lang will be celebrated artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Regina Spektor, Suzanne Vega, Jerry Douglas, Lisa Fischer, and rising stars including Grammy-nominated singer Andra Day, genre-bending violinist Lindsey Stirling, and Grammy-winning trumpeter Sean Jones



Friday, December 16

Joshua Bell’s Seasons Of Cuba (Working Title)

PBS Arts Fall Festival

Live From Lincoln Center brings Joshua Bell’s Seasons of Cuba (working title) to the festival lineup, in which the world-famous, Grammy Award–winning violinist Joshua Bell performs with the Chamber Orchestra of Havana, composed of some of Cuba’s most accomplished classical musicians. Bell will dazzle the audience with a range of selections from Vivaldi classics, to Piazzolla tangos and more, building a bridge for Cubans eager to engage with American artists in a new landscape of cultural diplomacy. Guest artists to be announced.


Saturday, December 31

New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve (Working Title)

PBS and Live From Lincoln Center invite you to ring in 2017 with an “Enchanted Evening” of American classics, including beloved works by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Continuing an annual tradition live from David Geffen Hall, the New York Philharmonic’s home at Lincoln Center, this special presentation will include the Orchestra with Music Director Alan Gilbert and opera star Joyce DiDonato.


Emmy Award Details

These two awards are the series’ 15th and 16th Emmy Award wins. Live From Lincoln Center won an Emmy last year for Outstanding Special Class Program for its 2014 broadcast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street featuring Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson, and the New York Philharmonic.


Outstanding Music Direction - 2016

Music Direction by Danny Elfman

“Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton” (Live From Lincoln Center)


A Lincoln Center Media Production


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series or Special – 2016

Ken Hahn, Re-Recording Mixer

Skip Kent, Production Mixer

Paul Bevan, Production Mixer

Lawrence Rock, Music Mixer

“Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton” (Live From Lincoln Center)


A Lincoln Center Media Production


Andrew C. Wilk, Executive Producer, Live From Lincoln Center

Andrew C. Wilk is an Emmy Award-winning producer and director whose career has encompassed leading roles in many areas of commercial and educational content. Since his arrival at Lincoln Center in 2011, he has served as executive producer of Live From Lincoln Center episodes ranging from classical music to dance to theater. Prior to his work at Lincoln Center, Wilk served as Chief Creative Officer at Sony Music Entertainment, where he oversaw all visual content for Sony’s label groups and spearheaded Sony’s digital expansion. He also served as founding programmer and executive vice president of programming and production for the National Geographic Channel, where he launched the channel and developed its initial programming, and scheduled and commissioned new programs, including specials with PBS and NBC. Wilk has won five Emmy Awards and received 15 nominations. Over the course of his career, he has produced or directed more than 1,000 television shows, ranging from children’s programming to news to commercial entertainment, in addition to continuing his work as a conductor of live music concerts.


About Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners.  As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.  For more information, visit


About PBS

PBS, with over 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 103 million people through television and over 33 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature, and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and its website,, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on TwitterFacebook, or through our apps for mobile devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at or by following PBS PressRoom on Twitter.


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Live From Lincoln Center is made possible by a major grant from MetLife.


In addition to underwriting from MetLife, the series is also made possible with generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson 1962 Charitable Trust, Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum, The Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center


NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center

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Caption: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton at Avery Fisher Hall
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