Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Ennio Morricone Los Angeles Octubre 25 2009
"ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD" Academy Award-winning composer Ennio Morricone to make Los Angeles debut at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, October 25, 2009.
Legendary Italian maestro Ennio Morricone will conduct the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in an evening of music drawn from his most famous film scores -- including The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; The Untouchables; Cinema Paradiso; Once upon a Time in America; The Mission; Once upon a Time in the West; A Fistful of Dollars; Sacco and Vanzetti; The Battle of Algiers; A Fistful of Dynamite; and U Turn -- at Hollywood Bowl on October 25. The evening, which also includes participation by the Angeles Chorale, is billed as "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," and will be Morricone's only U.S. concert appearance of the year.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ennio Morricone at the 66th Venice Film Festival, September 2009
Also known as Dan Savio, Leo Nicols, Maestro
Born November 10, 1928 (age 80)
Origin Rome, Italy
Genres Film music, Classical music, Pop music, Jazz, Lounge music, Easy Listening
Occupations Composer, orchestrator, music director, conductor, trumpeter
Years active 1946 – present
Associated acts Bruno Nicolai, Alessandro Alessandroni, Mina, Yo-Yo Ma, Mireille Mathieu, Joan Baez, Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Amii Stewart, Paul Anka, Milva, Gianni Morandi, Dalida, Catherine Spaak, The Pet Shop Boys and others
Ennio Morricone, OMRI (born November 10, 1928), is an Italian award winning composer and conductor. He has composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film and television productions. Morricone is considered as one of the most influential film composers since the late 1950s. Morricone is well-known for his long-term collaborations with international acclaimed directors such as Sergio Leone, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson and Giuseppe Tornatore.
He wrote the characteristic film scores of Leone's Spaghetti Westerns A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), The Great Silence (1968), and My Name Is Nobody (1973). In the 80s, Morricone composed the scores for John Carpenter's horror movie The Thing (1982), Leone's Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Roland Joffé's The Mission (1986), Brian De Palma's The Untouchables (1987) and Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso (1988).
His more recent compositions include the scores for Oliver Stone's U Turn (1997), Tornatore's The Legend of 1900 (1998) and Malèna (2000), Mission to Mars (2000) by Brian De Palma, Fateless (2005), and Baaria - La porta del vento (2009). Ennio Morricone has won two Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and five Anthony Asquith Awards for Film Music by BAFTA in 1979–1992. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Score in 1979–2001. Morricone received the Honorary Academy Award in 2007 "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music". He was the second composer to receive this award after its introduction in 1928.