Ennio Morricone comes to Korea

2010-03-30 18:10

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What do classic films such as "Days of Heaven," "Cinema Paradiso," "Malena," "The Mission" and "The Conformist," have in common?
They all featured the music of legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who will perform in Seoul for the second time on May 26-27 at the Olympic Park Gymnasium.
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Accompanying the legend will be the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gyor, Hungary.
Regarded as one of the greatest film composers of all time, love for Morricone`s music crossing all borders and cultural barriers.
The 80-year-old maestro from Rome has sold more than 2 million records in Korea alone, making him also one of the best-selling film composers ever.
In 2005, Morricone was chosen as the most beloved film composer by Koreans after a survey was conducted by leading cable movie network, OCN.
Recipient of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, admirers of Morricone are from both ends of the spectrum, as Metallica, popera superstars Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman, and hall-of-fame producer Quincy Jones have all expressed deep appreciation for his music and participated in a tribute album commemorating his Academy Award.
The composer has pulled on the heartstrings of audiences for more than half a century. Even his work on films which were critical and box office flops like "Love Affair" and "Once Upon a Time in America" have been hailed by fans as memorable pieces later used in countless television advertisements.
But it was also his partnership with maverick Spaghetti Western auteur Sergio Leone on such classic Clint Eastwood Westerns like "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, which helped his compositions reach iconic status.
For more information on tickets, contact (02) 3444-9969.
By Song Woong-ki

(kws@heraldcorp.com)

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