Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ennio Morricone Coming To Ireland

Amazing, brilliant news, Legendary composer Ennio Morricone is set to perform his first ever Irish engagement at the Opening Concert of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's.

The Italian composer, behind some of the most instantly recognisable film music of the last forty years, will make a rare live appearance at Belfast's Waterfront Hall on Friday 17th October, just days before his 80th birthday. He will conduct the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra and Belfast Philharmonic Choir, with over 100 musicians flying to Belfast especially for the occasion.

Ennio Morricone has won five BAFTAs for Best Score and been nominated five times for an Oscar. He finally received an Honorary Academy Award in 2007 "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music". His credits include Sergio Leone’s 1960s Westerns ‘A Fistful of Dollars’; ‘For a Few Dollars More’; ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’; ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ and ‘A Fistful of Dynamite’. Morricone also scored other iconic films including ‘Once Upon a Time in America’, ‘Days of Heaven’, ‘The Untouchables’, ‘Cinema Paradiso’ and ‘The Mission’.

The Ecstacy Of Gold