danny-elfmanIt was announced today that Danny Elfman (Spider-ManBatmanNightmare Before ChristmasAvengers: Age of UltronAlice in Wonderland) is the recipient of this year’s Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award, which will be presented at the annual Hollywood in Vienna Concert Gala at Vienna Concert Hall on September 29, 2017. The composer will be accepting the award in person and is also expected to perform one of his songs. The Max Steiner Award honors extraordinary achievements within the genre of film music by the musical capital of Austria, Vienna. Composers including James Horner, Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, Alexandre Desplat, Randy Newman, Lalo Schifrin and John Barry have previously received the honor.  Selections of the Elfman’s work will be performed at the Hollywood in Vienna Concert, which will also feature performances of such scores Life of Pi (Mychael Danna), The Chronicles of Narnia (Harry Gregson-Williams), The Lion King (Hans Zimmer) and Beauty and the Beast (Alan Menken). To learn more about the event, visit the official Hollywood in Vienna website.