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 Posted:   Feb 27, 2014 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

The legendary composer Ennio Morricone will bring his “50 Years of Music – World Tour”
to The O2 on Wednesday 10 December.

The most prolific composer in the history of film music will be performing the greatest
works from his career that spans over 50 years, with a 160 member symphony orchestra
and polyphonic choir. Ennio Morricone is a five-time Oscar nominee who has scored over
500 films, the best known being the classic westerns including For A Few Dollars More
and The Good The Bad and the Ugly, as well as other iconic movies such as: The Untouchables,
The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and more recently Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and before
that Kill Bill.

Last year Morricone won the European Film Award for Best Composer for his score to
the movie The Best Offer.Morricone is the only composer ever to win the prestigious honorary

Oscar award (2007) in recognition of his “magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.”
He was also nominated for a further five Oscars throughout his career and has won two Grammy Awards,
two Golden Globes, five BAFTAs, seven David di Donatello Award, eight Nastro d'Argento Awards
as well as the Polar Music Prize.
In 2009 the President of France bestowed him with the prestigeous Legion d’honneur.

Esteemed by legendary figures in music such as Quincy Jones and contemporary film
directors as Martin Scorsese, Ennio Morricone is an iconic contemporary composer of our time.

Tickets Now on Sale!
http://www.theo2.co.uk/event/ennio-morricone-20141210.html

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2014 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

Great! & we get also Desplat (11th) & Danny Elfman (12th)....WOW back-to-back-to-back
Film Concerts!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2014 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   jeff1   (Member)

Plus "The Godfather Live" at the Royal Albert Hall on the Monday!

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/godfather-live/default.aspx

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2014 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

NOW WAIT! This week must be a film music first for London, or maybe even for the world:

MONDAY.................Dec. 8..............ROTA...................The Godfather Live!
http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/godfather-live/default.aspx

WEDNESDAY..........Dec. 10............MORRICONE.......at The O2
http://www.theo2.co.uk/event/ennio-morricone-20141210.html

THURSDAY..............Dec. 11............DESPLAT.............LSO at the Barbican
http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=15806

FRIDAY...................Dec. 12............ELFMAN..............at Royal Albert Hall
http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/danny-elfman/default.aspx

Airline flights from the USA are about $1000+ (Im checked) even at this early time, but this really makes one wonder. This seems to be a once-in-a-lifetime series of consecutive concerts.

Boy, the film music fans in the UK will really have their fill!

Ron Burbella

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2014 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Morricone is the only composer ever to win the prestigious honorary Oscar award (2007) in recognition of his “magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.”

Try telling that to fans of Alex North.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

Indeed! Do come over and enjoy where it's ALL happening!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Tickets booked

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Tickets booked

I've just looked at the prices ... have you warned your daughter that her Uni food budget for Dec will be severely reduced? smile

My better half said we should go but as it's a Wed it would be virtually impossible ... unless she's retired by then ... in which case we wouldn't be able to afford the tickets.

Whatever, I'll be thinking of the concert and hope it's a great evening.

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Tickets booked

I've just looked at the prices ... have you warned your daughter that her Uni food budget for Dec will be severely reduced? smile

My better half said we should go but as it's a Wed it would be virtually impossible ... unless she's retired by then ... in which case we wouldn't be able to afford the tickets.

Whatever, I'll be thinking of the concert and hope it's a great evening.

Mitch



Thanks, Mitch.

I'm actually going with a couple of local friends so it's only costing me one ticket, a third of the petrol costs and a couple of days holiday.

On the other hand, the Kate Bush concert will probably need me to sell most of my CD collection...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

...
On the other hand, the Kate Bush concert will probably need me to sell most of my CD collection...


Knowing your collection ... you sure they're worth that much?

And there was me, thinking you were treating your better half to an evening in London ...

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

im thinking about it. havin seen him 5 times the cost becomes a question. however as this is likely to be his final tour, im inclined and tempted to be there. and use the chance to meet up with a few fellow collectors.
if indeed it goes ahead of course. You can nevr book a ticket for Morricone concert and know its going ahead until you take your seat in the auditorium and The Rome Sinfonietta is warming up. Last years collapse from exhaustion and no food and this months fall from podium does rather point to telling the old boy its time to preserve his energy for writing, recording, and pacing himself.
just my opinion.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

...
On the other hand, the Kate Bush concert will probably need me to sell most of my CD collection...


Knowing your collection ... you sure they're worth that much?




big grin

OK - all of it then!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

im thinking about it. havin seen him 5 times the cost becomes a question. however as this is likely to be his final tour, im inclined and tempted to be there. and use the chance to meet up with a few fellow collectors.


If I hear of you being there and you haven't let me know so we can at the very least have a pint at the O2 there'll be such trouble...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

you sound like robocop - come quietly or there will be...trouble!!

will let you know mate. its my city of birth but i detest visiting London. even for concerts by musical geniuses.

like the guy from alien 4. Earth??? man, what a shithole!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 3:32 AM   
 By:   Les Jepson   (Member)

My nearest and dearest booked to see the tennis at the O2 a few years ago (around the end of November of that year). A blizzard a day or two earlier threw the country into chaos, so she had to cancel, losing her booking money plus East Coast Line rail fare -- a tidy sum! A relatively rare weather event for that time of year, to be sure, but it tends to make you wary. I'll keep my fingers crossed for everyone who's booked and needs to do some travelling to get there.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

My nearest and dearest booked to see the tennis at the O2 a few years ago (around the end of November of that year). A blizzard a day or two earlier threw the country into chaos, so she had to cancel, losing her booking money plus East Coast Line rail fare -- a tidy sum! A relatively rare weather event for that time of year, to be sure, but it tends to make you wary. I'll keep my fingers crossed for everyone who's booked and needs to do some travelling to get there.


Thanks, Les. There's oceans worth of water to pass under the bridge before December, so I'm just going to forget about it now until the tickets arrive in November!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 3:16 AM   
 By:   Les Jepson   (Member)

My nearest and dearest booked to see the tennis at the O2 a few years ago (around the end of November of that year). A blizzard a day or two earlier threw the country into chaos, so she had to cancel, losing her booking money plus East Coast Line rail fare -- a tidy sum! A relatively rare weather event for that time of year, to be sure, but it tends to make you wary. I'll keep my fingers crossed for everyone who's booked and needs to do some travelling to get there.


Thanks, Les. There's oceans worth of water to pass under the bridge before December, so I'm just going to forget about it now until the tickets arrive in November!


Hi, Chris. Any early-to-mid December since then would have been no problem, so the odds are good for you.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

My nearest and dearest booked to see the tennis at the O2 a few years ago (around the end of November of that year). A blizzard a day or two earlier threw the country into chaos, so she had to cancel, losing her booking money plus East Coast Line rail fare -- a tidy sum! A relatively rare weather event for that time of year, to be sure, but it tends to make you wary. I'll keep my fingers crossed for everyone who's booked and needs to do some travelling to get there.


Thanks, Les. There's oceans worth of water to pass under the bridge before December, so I'm just going to forget about it now until the tickets arrive in November!


Hi, Chris. Any early-to-mid December since then would have been no problem, so the odds are good for you.


Fingers crossed.

By the way, the girls send their best to you and M.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2014 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Les Jepson   (Member)

My nearest and dearest booked to see the tennis at the O2 a few years ago (around the end of November of that year). A blizzard a day or two earlier threw the country into chaos, so she had to cancel, losing her booking money plus East Coast Line rail fare -- a tidy sum! A relatively rare weather event for that time of year, to be sure, but it tends to make you wary. I'll keep my fingers crossed for everyone who's booked and needs to do some travelling to get there.


Thanks, Les. There's oceans worth of water to pass under the bridge before December, so I'm just going to forget about it now until the tickets arrive in November!


Hi, Chris. Any early-to-mid December since then would have been no problem, so the odds are good for you.


Fingers crossed.

By the way, the girls send their best to you and M.


Thanks, Chris. We were just wondering the other day how they're doing. I'll email. (I whistled FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE while I typed, just to keep the post on-topic -- honest, guv!)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2014 - 6:19 AM   
 By:   JC   (Member)

The upcoming concerts in Bratislava, Munich, Luxembourg, Brussels, Amsterdam and Köln are all postponed.

 
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