ENNIO MORRICONE – THE OFFICIAL CONCERT CELEBRATION will halt at Paleis 12 in Brussels on Sunday 4 December 2022. 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.
Today, on the late Maestro’s Birthday, 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 an orchestra accompanied by a 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. 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, One 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, with multiple sold-out shows in Paleis 12 (Brussels), Sint-Pietersplein (Ghent) and Antwerp Sportpaleis.
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”
Maestro Andrea Morricone will personally conduct the concert in Paleis 12, Brussels on 4 December 2022 alongside the Philharmonic Orchestra Flanders, accompanied by a choir of over 50 singers.