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Legendary Italian Film Composer Ennio Morricone To Perform All His Classic Movie Soundtracks

May 1st, 2006 2:27pm EDT
Ennio MorriconeUniversally acclaimed, legendary film composer Ennio Morricone whose work includes over 450 film scores including Once Upon A Time In America, The Mission, The Good The Bad And The Ugly and Cinema Paradiso, is set to perform an intimate, rare UK concert performance at the London Hammersmith Apollo Theatre on Wednesday July 19th. This is the first British concert Morricone will perform since he last graced our shores at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 10th 2003.

This unique concert is part of this year’s Don’t Look Back concert series, which sees artists performing retrospectives of their work in its entirety. Due to the fact that Morricone’s repertoire is so vast and covers so many significant film soundtracks, the idea of performing one score in its entirety wouldn’t do justice to his remarkable talent.

For his only UK concert, Morricone will perform compositions that appear in many of his most celebrated film soundtracks, most of which have made him one of the most sought after film composers on the planet.

For the concert, Morricone will be accompanied by Hungary’s Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra and the Crouch End Choir featuring soloists Susanna Rigacci (soprano) and Gilda Buttà (piano).

Some of the classic compositions performed on the night will include material taken from Morricone’s live Warners Records album, “Arena Concerto”, recorded in Verona, Napoli, Rome and Siviglia, which includes the following works:

Once Upon a Time in America
The Legend of 1900
The Mission
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (titles)
Once Upon a Time in the West
A Fistful of Dynamite
Cinema Paradiso
The Untouchables
Novecento
I Promessi Sposi
The Red Tent
Canone Inverso


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