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Ennio Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television as well as over 100 absolute music works and is one of only two film composers in history to have received the honorary Academy Award for his lifetime achievement. Highlights include his scores for Once Upon a Time in the West, One Upon a time in America, A Fistful of Dollars, The Untouchables and The Mission. Morricone’s score for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly holds the number two position in the Top 200 ranking of best film soundtracks ever composed.
The internationally renowned Italian film composer will conduct three concerts in Italy in the summer of 2017, continuing a large-scale world tour started in 2016, with a completely new program to mark his 60-year Anniversary as a professional composer and conductor.
The 2016 tour followed a hugely successful European arena tour that saw the Maestro perform to over 150,000 audience members in 22 European cities. Across the continent the tour received standing ovations and overwhelming critical acclaim in the media.
Composing his first work for a western since Once Upon A Time In The West over 45 years ago, Morricone recorded the score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he was honored with the Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work.
Ennio Morricone also reunited with director Giuseppe Tornatore on the romantic drama The Correspondence, which starred Jeremy Irons. Its release was exactly 30 years after the 1986 release of “The Mission”, which also starred Irons. Morricone and Tornatore previously collaborated on Cinema Paradiso, Malena, The Legend of 1900, Baaria and The Best Offer.
15.01.2016 | Prague - O2 Arena
17.01.2016 | Budapest - Papp Laszlo Arena
19.01.2016 | Bratislava - Slovnaft Arena
14.02.2016 | Dublin - 3arena
16.02.2016 | London - The O2
18.02.2016 | Cologne - Lanxess Arena
20.02.2016 | Antwerp - Sportpaleis
21.02.2016 | Amsterdam - Ziggo Dome
23.02.2016 | Wroclaw - Hala Stulecia
23.06.2016 | Woodstock - Blenheim Palace
25.06.2016 | Gent - Sint-Pietersplein
26.06.2016 | Gent - Sint-Pietersplein
24.09.2016 | Paris - Palais Des Congres
25.09.2016 | Paris - Palais Des Congres
28.11.2016 | Stockholm - Ericsson Globe
30.11.2016 | Helsinki - Hartwall Arena
02.12.2016 | Copenhagen - Forum
04.02.2017 | Prague - O2 Arena
06.02.2017 | Krakow - Tauron Arena
08.02.2017 | Vienna - Wiener Stadthalle
05.03.2017 | Zurich - Hallenstadion
07.03.2017 | Munich - Olympiahalle
09.03.2017 | Mannheim - SAP Arena
07.07.2017 | Roma - Il Centrale Live Get tickets
09.07.2017 | Lucca - Lucca Summer Festival Get tickets
11.07.2017 | Caserta - Reggia di Caserta Get tickets
30.08.2017 | Verona - Arena Get tickets
31.08.2017 | Verona - Arena Get tickets
19.9.2017 | Rotterdam - Ahoy Get tickets
21.9.2017 | Paris - AccorHotels Arena Get tickets
23.09.2017 | Dublin - 3Arena Get tickets
14.10.2017 | Łódź - Atlas Arena Get tickets
16.10.2017 | Prague - O2 Arena Get tickets
18.10.2017 | Budapest - Papp László Sportaréna Get tickets
Discussing his new forthcoming tour, Morricone said:
“Performing my work live in all these different cities for people of so many different ages and cultural backgrounds is an incredibly gratifying experience. Next year I will celebrate my professional career of 60 Years during which I composed over 600 works”.
“Next year I will perform a whole new program with new highlights, which I am already working on. Of course there will always be the classic pieces from the great Sergio Leone westerns and The Mission. But overall the experience will be different this time. I plan to include a suite for example with pieces of music, which I composed for 7 different movies which all won Oscars!”
Recently the Maestro also conducted a very special mass dedicated to Pope Franciscus in Rome. The mass was a one-off composition, for which he was commissioned by the Jesuit Order to commemorate the 200-year anniversary of their reformation in 1814 by Pope Pius VII. It was performed at the Jesuit Church of Gesù in Rome at Piazza del Gesù.
The World Tour premiered in Prague on January 15th 2016, and has since been to more than 20 European cities. Prague is home to Morricone’s beloved Czech National Symphony Orchestra, which accompanied the Maestro on his previous international tours and which recorded with him for major international motion pictures including the 2013 release of The Best Offer by Giuseppe Tornatore, for which Ennio Morricone received the European Film Award in the category “Best Composer”. As with previous tours, the production features over 200 musicians and singers on stage.