Ennio Morricone to perform in London in December 2014
Story by Jack Foley
HAVING sold-out dates across Europe, Ennio Morricone will perform at London’s The O2 Arena in December 2014.
The legendary composer is bringing his My Life in Music – World Tour to the iconic venue on Wednesday, December 10.
The most prolific composer in the history of film music will conduct repertoire from the greatest works of his career, spanning more than over 50 years, performing with a 160 member symphony orchestra and polyphonic choir.
Morricone is a five-time Oscar nominee who has scored over 500 films, including the classic westerns including For A Few Dollars More and The Good The Bad and the Ugly as well as other iconic movies such as The Untouchables, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and more recently being featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and before that Kill Bill.
Last year, Morricone won the European Film Award for Best Composer for his score of the Giuseppe Tornatore movie The Best Offer.
Maestro Morricone is the only composer ever to win the prestigious ‘Honorary Oscar’ award (2007) in recoginition of his “magnificent and multi-faceted contributions to the art of film music”.
He was also nominated for a further five Oscars throughout his career and has won: Two Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, five BAFTAs, seven David di Donatello Award, eight Nastro d’Argento Awards as well as the Polar Music Prize. In 2009, the President of France bestowed him with the prestigious Legion d’honneur.
Having performed in such prestigious venues as the Great Hall in Bejing, the General Assembly Hall of the UN in New York and the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Kremlin in Moscow and the Arena di Verona, the concert at The O2 is an unmissable opportunity to experience the astounding work of this musical genius.
The remainder of Morricone’s 2014 European tour dates are as follows…
5 – Bratislava – Slovnaft Arena
7 – Munich – Olympiahalle
9 – Luxembourg – Coque
11 – Brussels – Palais 12
12 – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
14 – Cologne – Lanxess Arena
29 & 30 – Moscow – Kremlpalast
3 – Oberhausen – Koenig Pilsner Arena
4 – Hamburg – o2 World
6 – Frankfurt – Festhalle
7 – Stuttgart -Schleyerhalle
10 – London – The O2
12 – Dublin – o2 Arena