World-Renowned Ennio Morricone to Conduct 200+ Piece Orchestra and Choir at Barclays Center's Cushman & Wakefield Theater on Sunday, March 23

Oct 21, 2013

BROOKLYN (October 21, 2013) – A one-night-only concert featuring music from the legendary Ennio Morricone, as conducted by the Maestro himself, will take place at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, March 23. The show is presented by Massimo Gallotta Productions.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, October 25 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, October 26 at noon.

This rare performance will mark the first time Morricone has taken the podium on the U.S. East Coast since his 2007 NYC debut. Morricone will be accompanied by a 200-member orchestra and choir revisiting the vast and classic repertoire of this revered composer. Morricone’s show in Los Angeles is his only other scheduled performance in North America in 2014.

Morricone was born in Rome on November 10, 1928. His long artistic career includes music created for a wide range of composition genres, from absolute music to applied music, working as orchestrator as well as conductor in the recording field for theatre, radio and cinema. He became famous worldwide with his renowned scores for director Sergio Leone's westerns: A Fistful Of Dollars (1964), For A Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966), Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) and A Fistful Of Dynamite (1971).

Since 1960, Morricone has scored over 450 films, working with dozens of renowned Italian and international directors including Leone, Gillo Pontecorvo, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuliano Montaldo, Lina Wertmuller, Giuseppe Tornatore, Brian De Palma, Roman Polanski, Warren Beatty, Adrian Lyne, Oliver Stone, Margarethe Von Trotta, Henry Verneuil, Pedro Almodovar and Roland Joffè. His most famous film scores include those for The Battle of Algiers, Sacco and Vanzetti, Cinema Paradiso, The Legend of 1900, Malena, The Untouchables, Once Upon A Time in America, The Mission, U-Turn, The Unknown Woman, and The Best Offer.

Morricone’s absolute music production includes over 100 pieces composed since 1946 to today, including Concerto per Orchestra .1 (1957), Frammenti di Eros (1985), Cantata per L'Europa (1988), UT, per tromba, archi e percussioni (1991), Ombra di Lontana Presenza (1997), Voci dal Silenzio (2002), Sicilo ed altri Frammenti (2006), Vuoto D'Anima Piena (2008), and Una Messa (2013).