Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ennio Morricone concert @ the Hollywood Bowl, Oct. 25

Composer Ennio Morricone -- whose scores for films by Sergio Leone, Brian De Palma and Giuseppe Tornatore are considered soundtrack classics -- will be making a rare L.A. concert appearance on Oct. 25 at the Hollywood Bowl.

The evening, titled "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," will be Morricone's only concert appearance in the U.S. this year.

Morricone, 80, will lead the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Angeles Chorale in works from his four-decade career in the movie business.

The concert will include excerpts from his scores to the movies "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."

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Ennio Morricone: "50 Movie Theme Hits" (3-CD set)

Ennio Morricone is one of the busiest and most successful composers on the international film scene. Everybody who is interested in film music knows Ennio Morricone. Everybody has his own favorite. He has written the music or more than 400 movies and TV films, including dramas, comedies, spaghetti westerns and thrillers. His most famous composition to date is the theme to "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", which is one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever written. Filmmakers such as Marin Scorses, Roman Polanski, Mike Nichols, Barry Levinson and Brian DePalma have used his work. With this 3-CD compilation, one is given an overview and an exciting introduction to Ennio's enchanting musical world.

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