Ennio Morricone - The Official Concert Celebration
26th November 2022
Tickets from €49.50 Incl. booking fee
THE MORRICONE FAMILY AND GEALIVE ANNOUNCE ARENA CONCERT TOUR, PAYING HOMAGE TO THE LATE MAESTRO
ENNIO MORRICONE – THE OFFICIAL CONCERT CELEBRATION, will be a unique, large scale arena production, curated by Ennio Morricone and conducted by his son, Andrea Morricone. The program will include iconic film scenes and never before seen footage of the Maestro and some of his illustrious collaborators.
The time has come to celebrate the world’s greatest film composer with a new concert experience. Directly following his retirement from the stage in 2019, Ennio Morricone began working on a concert production that was to succeed him. By mid 2020, the Maestro had finished curating the blueprint for a new production. The production will include iconic scenes from the greatest classic films, effect lighting and with the Maestro’s long-time soloists to be featured on stage alongside a symphony orchestra and choir, under the baton of his son Andrea Morricone. On July 6th 2020, Ennio Morricone passed at age 91.
In 2022, Ennio Morricone – The Official Concert Celebration, will see its first major tour, visiting numerous cities in Europe and well beyond, opening at Dublin’s 3Arena on Saturday 26th November. The programme will also pay homage to the Maestro, with never before seen footage of the legend at work, including interview outtakes.
Ennio Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television as well as over 100 absolute music works. Highlights, which will also be included in the new program, are his scores for Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon a time in America, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, The Untouchables and The Mission.
Between 2014 and 2019 he performed 111 concerts in Europe alone for audiences totalling more than 800,000 spectators, resulting in a combined box office gross exceeding 80 million euro.
Discussing the new show, Andrea Morricone said: “This is bound to be a bittersweet experience: I of course miss my father greatly, but to be able honor him by conducting a full symphony orchestra and choir playing his phenomenal music will be a great and deeply emotional experience and I hugely look forward to celebrating him with his fans around the World”
Floris Douwes, producer for GEALive adds: “It was a life-defining experience to be touring with Ennio for nearly 7 years and a blessing that we were able to create this new production with him by life in the knowledge that we would be staging a concert that had his full blessings. Fans so often asked for a concert with film clips. We will now honor that request in a way that is respectful of the Maestro’s artistic legacy.”
Maestro Andrea Morricone will personally conduct the concerts. The concert in …………. will be performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra Flanders/the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by a choir of over 50 singers.
...music is intangible, it has no form, it is like a dream: it only exists if it is performed, taking shape in the mind of the listener.
- Ennio Morricone
ENNIO MORRICONE – THE OFFICIAL CONCERT CELEBRATION
November 26 Dublin, 3Arena
November 28 London, O2 Arena
November 30 Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
December 1 Frankfurt, Festhalle
December 2 Rotterdam, Ahoy Arena
December 4 Brussels, Paleis 12
December 6 Paris, AccorHotels Arena
December 18 Budapest, LP Arena
December 19 Prague, O2 Arena
December 21 Krakow, Tauron Arena
December 22 Lodz, Atlas Arena
Notes to Editors:
About Andrea Morricone, Conductor
Over many years, Andrea Morricone has become well known for his work in both the conducting and composition fields. His compositions span all genres from film scores to classical-contemporary and crossover songs. Amongst his many compositions his most famous perhaps is “The Love Theme” from Cinema Paradiso, on which he collaborated together with his father and for which they won a BAFTA Award.
Some of his most recent famous work includes the 2015 World Expo Theme “La Forza Del Sorriso” sung by Andrea Bocelli. A very special performance took place in January of 2020 at the Senate and Culture meeting in Italy, where Andrea conducted the music of Cinema Paradiso in front of his father, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event.
About GEA Live, Producer
Alongside partners Ton Olgers and Julia Krylova, Floris Douwes heads up GEALive, a company that designs, produces and delivers creative live entertainment projects of all sizes. Recent and current projects include the world arena tours for the late legendary film composer Ennio Morricone, a collaboration with Graceland on Elvis Live on Screen with Symphony Orchestra and hosted by Priscilla Presley, a career retrospective tour of Hollywood composer James Newton Howard and the first ever live tour of the multi-Oscar and Grammy Award®-winning pioneer of dance music, Giorgio Moroder.
About Philharmonic Orchestra Flanders
The Philharmonic Orchestra Flanders was founded by Johan Rycken in 2001, with a permanent core of musicians on board. The orchestra consists of professional and passionate musicians who provide spectacular experiences thanks to the energy and passion they bring on stage.
The Philharmonic Orchestra Flanders is a well-established name in the musical world and over the last 20 years, it has had the pleasure of hosting wonderful projects all over Europe. These projects took place at renowned venues such as the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Arena de Genève in Geneva and the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. Last but not least, the orchestra is most proud of collaborations with industry icons such as Hans Zimmer, Tim Burton with the music of Danny Elfman, and of course Ennio Morricone himself.