Andrea Morricone's Hong Kong Concert: South China Morning Post, Feature Article

Andrea Morricone's charity tribute concert in Hong Kong to father Ennio's work.

Tuesday, 12 May, 2015  by Robin Lynam

"The connection between the worlds of classical concert music and film scores is well established - not surprisingly given the classical training of most noted composers for the screen.

Andrea Morricone, who has composed concert works for classical ensembles ranging from orchestras to trios, duos and solo instrumentalists and choirs, has film music in his blood. His father is Ennio Morricone, the composer of more than 500 scores for film and television, as well as concert works of his own . . ."  Read more.

Andrea Morricone Announces First Charity Tribute Concert in Asia, "Concert for Cause Gala." Hong Kong.

Andrea Morricone will conduct "Timeless Masterpieces of Cinema Music" with internationally acclaimed clarinetist Seunghee Lee in a groundbreaking, philanthropic "Concert for Cause Gala" on Friday, May 29, 2015, 8pm HKT, his first concert ever in Asia.  The concert will be held at the HK Jockey Club Amphitheater, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai.  This unique concert will feature special arrangements by Maestro Andrea Morricone for clarinet, piano and orchestra including a new arrangement of the "Love Theme" from Academy Award-winning film Cinema Paradiso.  This masterful new arrangement is in celebration of the film's 25th Anniversary and the score that earned Andrea and his father Ennio the coveted BAFTA award for Best Original Film Score.  All proceeds from the concert will benefit the following Hong Kong charities:  Arts with Disability Association, New Sight Congo, Missione Possibile, Children’s Medical Foundation, and The Mekong Club.

Tickets are available via Hong Kong Ticketing.  Please click here to purchase.

L'Italo Americano Review: Andrea Morricone’s Fire Inflames The Broad Stage’s Audience

From L'Italo Americano (est. 1908), Andrea's Broad Stage concert review byValerio Viale.

"On February 13th at The Broad Stage Performing Arts Theater in Santa Monica, Maestro Andrea Morricone gave his special Valentine Day’s gift to all lovers in the greater Los Angeles area: his concert, Cinematic Visions – New Arrangements of Timeless Masterpieces, featuring the highly celebrated “Love Theme” from Cinema Paradiso among other “pearls” from his and his father Ennio’s repertoire."  Read more . . .

To download a copy of the L'Italo Americano Review, please click here.

Film Music Society (FMS) Feature Article - Andrea Morricone in Concert

To read the FMS (Film Music Society) feature article, Andrea Morricone in Concert: Italian maestro to conduct orchestra, choirs in Santa Monica by Jon Burlingame, please click here.  (February 11, 2015)  Article also available for download - please click here.

 

Andrea Morricone Conducts "Cinematic Visions" Concert at the BROAD STAGE, Santa Monica, CA

Andrea Morricone will bring his “Cinematic Visions - New Arrangements of Timeless Masterpieces” concert to the renowned BROAD STAGE in Santa Monica on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8pm. He will conduct the Amor Symphonic Orchestra and Choir and will be joined by Children’s Choirs from the Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Holy Family School.   The concert will feature the Maestro’s newest arrangements of some of the greatest films scores of all time, including “The Godfather” and a suite of themes from the film “Cinema Paradiso.”  The concert is the first of 2015 for the Maestro, and promises to deliver a dynamic musical experience - and offers an extraordinary prelude to the St. Valentine’s Day weekend.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here or call The Broad Stage Box Office at (310) 434-3200.

Andrea Morricone Conducts "Christmas Concert 2014" at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glendale, CA.

Maestro Andrea Morricone and the Amor Symphonic Orchestra's Christmas Concert 2014 was an unforgettable evening of music in the sacred, beautiful St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale, California. For this evening concert the Maestro collaborated with FIL-AM Artists: Christopher Pete Avendano, tenor; Matthew John Ignacio, cellist and Children’s Choir from Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Holy Family School in a powerful performance that featured several world premier pieces arranged and/or composed by Andrea, including Canzona Filipina.  The concert, regarded as a "celestial summit of original music compositions" by the Asian Journal, was a dramatic and exhilarating musical launch into the light of the holiday season.  

To read the full Asian Journal editorial article, please click here.

 

Andrea Morricone Receives "Golden Spike Award" at Social World Film Festival 2014. Los Angeles, CA.

 
 

At the Social World Film Festival held on December 11th in Los Angeles at the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC), Andrea was awarded the "Golden Spike Award."  Andrea was chosen as this year's recipient for his commitment in the field of composition for cinematic music in masterpieces such as "New Cinema Paradiso" (shared with his father Ennio Morricone) and "L'Industriale" (The Entrepreneur) by the great master Giuliano Montaldo. The Festival, now in its third consecutive year, is hosted and sponsored  by the Italian Cultural Institute.

Andrea Presents "Hymn of Faith" (L'Inno Alla Fede) at the Official Press Conference for Fondazione Pro Musica e Arte Sacra. Rome, Italy.

Andrea presented his latest "Hymn of Faith" (L'Inno All Fede) at the official L'Arte Salva L'Arte Conferenza Stampa (Press Conference).  The Press Conference launched the XIII Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra (13th Festival International of Music and Sacred Arts) at the extraordinary Palazzo Cesi in Rome, Italy. 

At the Festival Andrea made a world premiere presentation of his new CD, L'Inno Alla Fede for Oboe and Strings, recently recorded in Los Angeles. Also during the ceremony a DVD of Andrea rehearsing and conducting the final take of "Hymn of Faith" with a 30-piece orchestra composed of LA's finest string players including famous oboist Tom Boyd and First Violin Katia Popov, Concertmaster of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, was played for audiences. The video was was recorded and mixed in the famous Moroccan Room at The Village Recording Studio, one of LA's most renowned and sought after studios.

View TG1, Italian television video coverage of the event below.

Andrea Performs at "The Musical Seasons at the Constantine Palace." St. Petersburg, Russia.

Andrea delivered a dramatic and memorable performance at the special 10th anniversary concert "The Musical Seasons at the Constantine Palace" in St. Petersburg, Russia. The concert featured Federico Mondelci, saxophone (Italy), Chiara Taigi, soprano (Italy), ensemble "Terem Quartet," Svetlana Moskalenko, soprano, and Maria Safariants, violin.  As special guest composer and conductor Andrea conducted his “Anthem for Russia" for Saxophone Alto, Violin and Orchestra, composed for the occasion.  

"The Musical Seasons at the Constantine Palace" is not only a remarkable musical event, but also one of the most prestigious contemporary social events in St. Petersburg. The reception was held in the exquisite Blue Hall of the Constantine Palace. Among the guests of honor were heads of the state, political representatives, the city's business elite, as well as creative and scientific intelligentsia. 

Andrea Morricone New Website Launches July 12th

It's official!  Award-winning Maestro Andrea Morricone has launched his all new website, aiming to share his life, works, music and philosophy in a sleek, modern site with content and design by DMDesign Studio USA.  The site is elegant, easy to navigate and loaded with exquisite sample tracks of  Morricone's music that powerfully reach across multiple genres including crossover and rock - something unusual for a classicist. The new site also features images by one of LA's most dynamic photographers, Debra Gerson (Gerson Photography) who has artfully captured Morricone's classic Italian style.  Every aspect spotlights the immense talent, versatility, range and innovation of Morricone and offers rare and delightful glimpses into the life of one of Italy's greatest and most prolific contemporary composers and conductors.  Like his music, Morricone's site will be evolutionary, so look for exhilarating new tracks to be available often. 

Andrea Morricone Performs at "Apoxiomeno 2014," Arezzo, Italy

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On June 23rd, an afternoon rich in culture, music, and spirituality, Maestro Andrea Morricone delivered a magnificent, world premier performance of his latest pieces, including Ave Maria, as well as new renditions of some of his earlier works, He was joined at "Apoxiomeno 2014" by and conducted renown flautist Roberto Fabbriciani and pianist Isabella Turso in the standing-room-only basilica courtyard. The Maestro also addressed the audience with a moving tribute to the Domenican Fathers who oversee the famous basilica, who were celebrating the 662nd anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary. 

Andrea Morricone Performs at Villa Bastoni, Rome, Italy.

At a private gathering to be held on June 26, 2014 at the luxurious Villa Bastoni located just outside of Rome, Maestro Andrea Morricone, together with his Ensemble AM10, is scheduled to entertain Rome's elite with a selection of world premier compositions written by Morricone.  The elegant affair will include a sneak preview of several other recent compositions that are likely to receive much interest and applause from the music industry upon their official release slated for sometime in November. By Invitation Only.

Andrea Morricone Prepares to Launch New Website

Armed with a formidable team, Italian Maestro Andrea Morricone seeks to enhance and expand his global digital presence and has joined creative forces with Santa Monica based DMDesign Studio USA to create a sleek, stylish new website experience that is as engaging as it is entertaining. The elegant new site will feature almost exclusive images by one of LA's most dynamic photographers, Debra Gerson (Gerson Photography) and will be replete with with sample tracks that spotlight the extraordinary talent, versatility, range and innovation of Morricone. The website is a testament to a remarkable talent and musical career, and at the same time, a tribute to the simplicity and power of minimalist design.  Set to launch mid-July, with a Sneak Preview available June 10.

Andrea Morricone Teams up with EMMA for Peace

Maestro Andrea Morricone joins some of the greatest musicians in the world in support of EMMA for Peace.  EMMA (Euro Mediterranean Music Academy) is a non-profit global umbrella organization for music education and cultural diplomacy: a network of music institutions, universities and philanthropic foundations brought together in the shared interest of music and the promotion of peace in the Mediterranean and Middle East region.

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