Elfman has expanded his writing to composing orchestral concert works.
In 2017 Elfman premiered his first Violin Concerto in Prague, which was performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Last year on February 6, 2018, his first Piano Quartet was commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet and the Lied Center of Performing Arts. Elfman has several upcoming new commissions in 2020 & 2021.
"I need to push myself into new territory with fresh challenges as much as I can and whenever I can. I am told I have a recognizable style but my greatest pleasure is when I can surprise the audience with my music."