Italian film composer Ennio Morricone will stop in Dublin next year

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Internationally renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone announced today that he will bring his “60 Years of Music Tour” to Dublin’s 3Arena on 14 February 2016.

Mr Morricone conducted an unforgettable sold out 3Arena concert last February, which received extended standing ovations and overwhelming critical acclaim.

Morricone said “The last show in Dublin was such a moving experience, there was such a strong emotional connection made between every member of the orchestra, the choir and the audience. I just had to return to your lovely city and recreate that magic one more time. It was one of the most memorable experiences I ever had in my lifetime in music”.

“Next year I will perform a whole new program with new highlights, which I am already working on. Of course, there  will  always  be  the  classic  pieces  from  the great  Sergio  Leone  westerns  and  The Mission. But overall, the experience will be different this time. I plan to include a suite, for example, with pieces of music, which I composed for 7 different movies which all won Oscars!”

The announcement follows a hugely successful European arena tour which saw the Maestro perform  to  over  150,000  audience  members  in  22  European  cities.


The 60 Years of Music World Tour will premiere in Prague on the 15 January 2016. Prague is home to Morricone’s beloved Czech National Symphony Orchestra, which accompanied the Maestro on his previous international tours and which recorded with him for major international motion pictures including  the  2013  release  of The Best Offer  by  Giuseppe  Tornatore,  for  which  Ennio Morricone received  the  European  Film Award  in  the  category  “Best  Composer”. As with previous  tours,  the production will feature over 200 musicians and singers on stage.

Ennio Morricone  has  composed  over  500  scores  for  cinema  and  television  as  well  as  over  100 absolute  music  works  and  is  the  only  film  composer in  history  to  have  received  the  honorary Academy Award for his lifetime achievement. Highlights include his scores for Once Upon a Time in the West, One Upon a time in America, A Fistful of Dollars, The Untouchables, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, The  Best  Offer,  etc.  Morricone’s  score  for The  Good,  The  Bad and  The Ugly holds  the number two position in the Top 200 ranking of best film soundtracks ever composed.

Tickets costing from €86 including booking fee go on-sale on Friday 05 June at 9am via Ticketmaster.ie and all outlets nationwide.