Ennio Morricone performs in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is to welcome legendary film score composer Ennio Morricone when he performs at the Coque on April 9, 2014.
The 85-year-old, who has composed more than 500 film and TV soundtracks in his prolific career, is touring with something of an entourage. For the first time ever, he takes with him both an orchestra and choir, comprising a total of 165 musicians.
Morricone's tour began in November in Eastern Europe and will continue in February 2014 with gigs in Paris, Prague, Berlin, Zurich, Budapest and Vienna. The Luxembourg date forms part of a third wave of dates, which also takes in Amsterdam, Bratislava, Munich, Cologne and Brussels.
The veteran composer relishes the chance to tour. Far from being a punishing schedule, he says that conducting for two hours on stage is nothing compared to nine hours spent in a studio recording a sound track.
Fans of Morricone's film scores should not be disappointed by the show, which will revisit highlights of the composer's incredible career, including soundtracks from “Fistful of Dollars” (Sergio Leone, 1964), “Kill Bill” (Tarantino, 2003) and the evocative “The Mission” (Roland Joffé, 1986).
Tickets range from 72 to 94 euros and go on sale on the Atelier website from 2pm on December 11.