Ennio Morricone Verona concert at the Arena

The highly anticipated live concert of the great master is back

12 September 2015

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The Arena of Verona, in September, offers another unmissable event. After the summer opera season on Saturday 12 September it will be the turn of one of the greatest masters of Italian music! The long-awaited concert of Ennio Morricone tour 2015 will offer an incredible journey through the movie soundtracks that have been consigned to history.

The new phase of the artistic life of the great master begins in 2002, when Ennio Morricone at the Arena Verona, Italy appeared for the first time in concert. Ennio Morricone, since then, has performed on the most prestigious stages in the world with more than 200 concerts, delighting the audience with his legendary compositions: the UN General Assembly Hall in New York, the Theatre of the People on Tiananmen Square Beijing, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Scala in Milan, St Mark's Square in Venice, Moscow, reaching Mexico, Kiev, Chile, Japan, Spain, Hungary, Australia, Morocco and South Korea.

In his 53 years of career, Ennio Morricone has made more than 500 memorable soundtracks that have contributed to the success of numerous Italian and foreign films: just think of 'Django Unchained' by Quentin Tarantino, 'The Battle of Algiers' by Gillo Pontecorvo, the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone and masterpieces such as The Untouchables and The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean.

The versatile music of Ennio Morricone, sometimes epic and poignant and sometimes sweet and surreal, has captivated numerous audiences around the world. Ennio Morricone concert in Verona will make you understand why he is considered one of the greatest composers and conductors at international level. The Ennio Morricone tour 2015 will take place in the main cities of Europe: in the dates of the concerts in Italy of Ennio Morricone tour 2015 the Arena of Verona could not have been left out, an unmissable opportunity to hear his most famous masterpieces live in a very suggestive place.

Ennio Morricone, at the Arena di Veron, Italy is an essential and unique location to perform at. Where it all started in 2002, between the secular walls of the amphitheatre, the master returns to enchant the audience with the legendary soundtracks of 'The Good , the bad and the ugly', 'Once Upon A Time In The West', 'The Untouchables', 'Mission' and many other movies that have shaped the history of cinema.

The Ennio Morricone concert 2015 is one of the most anticipated in Verona this year: 13 years after his first performance, the master returns to the Arena for an emotional and engaging evening of choral compositions, symphonic works, music rooms, and soundtracks for cinema, theatre and television: Ennio Morricone, in concert at the Verona Arena promises to be an unforgettable evening!

Born in Rome in 1928, Ennio Morricone showed from an early age his innate talent for music. He graduated from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in the trumpet, band instrumentation and composition with Goffredo Petrassi and specialized in various disciplines with success, as a record director and orchestrator and also composer for radio, television, cinema and theatre.

In 1955 Ennio Morricone wrote his first music film soundtrack by working simultaneously as an arranger for orchestras of light music and for the Italian label RCA, with Chet Baker, Mina and Paul Anka. Hired by RAI in 1958, he resigned on the same day as soon as he learned that his music would not be transmitted. Morricone's career as a composer of soundtracks for films began in 1961, with the film 'Il Federale' by Luciano Salce, but the big breakthrough came in 1964, when he began a fruitful collaboration with Sergio Leone, his childhood friend, thanks to which he composed the soundtracks that lead him to a worldwide success. Ennio Morricone's music accompanies the old western films 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More', 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', 'Once Upon A Time In The West 'and' Down head', but also the more recent Leone's production, the gangster-movie 'Once Upon a Time in America', contributing decisively to the huge success that these films achieved. The music written for the films of Sergio Leone are undoubtedly the best known, but are only one part of the vast repertoire of Ennio Morricone who, throughout his career, has created soundtracks for all kinds of films, including thrillers, erotic films, science fiction and comedies in costume and so forth. The Ennio Morricone concert tour 2015 will be an opportunity to listen to his most famous compositions!

In 1965 the master takes part, as a composer and trumpeter, in the New Consonant Improvisation Group, founded by Franco Evagelisti with whom Morricone played and made recordings until 1980. A few years later he founded the Research Institute for Music Theatre in Rome and, in 1978, wrote the music anthem of the World Cup 'Anthem'. Since the 70s, even the Hollywood cinema has opened its doors to Ennio Morricone: the soundtracks of 'Days of Heaven', 'Mission' and 'The Intouchables' have made history: following the wave of success , the great master continued to work for the greatest European directors until the end of the 70s.

In addition to his work as a composer, Ennio Morricone has conducted various orchestras around the world, first of all, the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in its various symphonic seasons.  Others include the Orchestra of the Rome Opera, the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonic Choir of La Scala, the Theatre Orchestra of the Budapest Opera, the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.

The Rome Symphony Orchestra is often conducted by Ennio Morricone with concerts in Italy and abroad and, under his direction, has recorded many soundtracks. In 2007 the Orchestra, conducted by the magic wand of Morricone, held a grand concert at the General Assembly of the United Nations to celebrate the new Secretary General Banki Moon.

During his incredible career, Ennio Morricone has been nominated for an Oscar for 5 times, he has won 11 Silver Ribbon prizes, 10 David of Donatello, 5 Baftas , 3 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, two European Film Awards, 1 Honorary Golden Lion and 1 Polar Music Prize.

He has  also received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from SPFM - Society for Preservation of Film Music, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 52nd Venice Film Festival in Venice and, in 2007, the well deserved Oscar for Lifetime Achievement. In 2007 he obtained the Honorary Academy Award thanks to his contributions to the art of film music and in 2009 French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made him a Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour.

Ennio Morricone has had great achievements even in the record industry: in addition to having sold over 70 million albums worldwide, he has received as many as 27 gold Discs, 7 Platinum Records, 3 Golden plaques and the 'music critics' Award in 1981 for the soundtrack of the film 'The Lawn' while the music of the film 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' was included in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009. It should be noted that more than 60 award-winning film soundtracks are by maestro Morricone.

With this background, you cannot miss one of the most exciting Ennio Morricone concerts in Verona in 2015, in the historic walls of the Verona Arena!

After Milan, Bologna and Florence, the Ennio Morricone tour of 2015 is waiting for you on Saturday 12 September at the Arena di Verona, to give you an unforgettable evening with the most exciting symphonies of the great master. Ennio Morricone Verona tickets at the Arena can be purchased online and at all authorized outlets.

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ENNIO MORRICONE CONCERT 2015 - Arena di Verona, Saturday 12 September

By Insidecom Editorial Staff