The programme will include iconic film scenes and never-before-seen footage of the Maestro and some of his illustrious collaborators.
In 2022, the performance of Morricone's hits will arrive in Budapest.
The time has come to celebrate the world’s greatest film composer with a new concert experience. Directly after his retirement from the stage in 2019, Ennio Morricone began working on a new concert production, and by mid-2020 he had finished its blueprint. The production was, however, to succeed him, as the Maestro sadly passed away on July 6th, 2020, aged 91. Now coming to the stage, this production will include iconic scenes from the greatest classic films together with effect lighting, featuring the Maestro’s long-standing soloists alongside a symphony orchestra and choir, all under the baton of his son Andrea Morricone.
In 2022, “Ennio Morricone – The Official Concert Celebration”, will see its first major tour, visiting numerous cities across Europe and beyond. The programme will also pay homage to the Maestro, with never-before-seen footage of the legend at work, including interview outtakes.
Ennio Morricone composed over 500 scores for cinema and television as well as over 100 complete musical works. Highlights, which will also be included in the new programme, 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 revenue that exceeded 80 million euros.
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 to 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 with his fans around the world”.
Maestro Andrea Morricone will personally conduct the concerts, and the Budapest performance will be given by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by a choir of over 50 singers.
More information: https://www.budapestarena.hu/program/ennio-morricone-4
Photos: Ennio Morricone - The Official Concert Celebration