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The man, the Mission 26/08/2008

Posted by lmd64 in Uncategorized.

Going to see one of my all-time heroes in October up in Belfast…

Ennio in action

Oscar winning legendary film composer Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso) is set to perform his first ever Irish engagement at the Opening Concert of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s.

The Italian composer, behind some of the most instantly recognisable film music of the last forty years, will make a rare live appearance at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Friday 17th October, just days before his 80th birthday. He will conduct the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra and Belfast Philharmonic Choir, with over 100 musicians flying to Belfast especially for the occasion.

Ennio Morricone has won five BAFTAs for Best Score and been nominated five times for an Oscar. He finally received an Honorary Academy Award in 2007 “for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music”. His credits include Sergio Leone’s 1960s Westerns ‘A Fistful of Dollars’; ‘For a Few Dollars More’; ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’; ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ and ‘A Fistful of Dynamite’. Morricone also scored other iconic films including ‘Once Upon a Time in America’, ‘Days of Heaven’, ‘The Untouchables’, ‘Cinema Paradiso’ and ‘The Mission’.

Also included in the Belfast lineup is a performance from singer, songwriter and actor Seu Jorge (The Escapist, City of God, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) who makes his Belfast debut for an evening of intense urban samba and big-band Brazilian funk on Wednesday 29 October at Mandela Hall.

Tickets can be booked online at http://www.belfastfestival.com or through the Belfast Waterfront Hall at http://www.waterfront.co.uk or by phoning +44 (0)28 90 33 44 55.

from iftn.ie



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