As one of the greatest and most brilliant soundtrack composers of all times, Ennio Morricone, with his masterpieces has moved millions of people. With the great ability to find the perfect balance between artistic freedom and scripts limitations he developed an unmistakable style: after the first two notes are played, there is no doubt that Morricone composed it. His notes shoot the scenes by themselves, and he said that his creative inspiration is a byproduct of “perspiration, sweat, application, and work.” In 2007, he received an honorary Academy Awards for Lifetime Achievement, in 2016, a second Oscar for the scores of Quentin Tarantino’s film, throughout his long career, uncountable awards received on stages all over the world.
The fascinating journey and the essence of this great composer are going to be celebrated on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday with a special concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome on 27 September. The concert has been entitled ‘Novant’Ennio‘, playing with Morricone’s first name and the word ‘novantennio’, which in Italian indicates a period of nine decades. In fact, he will celebrate the nine decades of his life at the helm of the Orchestra and Choir of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia together with long time friend and Oscar winning composer Nicola Piovani, and Carlo Rizzari, with music composed by Morricone himself, Stravinsky, Petrassi, Sciarrino, Webern, Piovani, and Marianelli.
Ilona Catani Scarlett