These music-makers took very different paths to movie-land notoriety: Gregson-Williams was a child-prodigy vocalist whose career as an adult took off after being taken under the wing of Oscar winnerHans Zimmer; Elfman made his name fronting Oingo Boingo, a new-wave combo, before becoming director Tim Burton's go-to guy. Now, however, both men are in-demand soundtrackers with impressive credits. Gregson-Williams has worked on everything from Chicken Run to Man on Fire; Elfman is responsible for original tuneage in Beetlejuice and other offerings the CSO plans to salute.
As for Gregson-Williams, he'll be able to hear the audience's reaction in person. Talk about a happy ending.