Hollywood musician performs at Blenheim

Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone

It is unlikely at the age of 87 you’d be making your touring UK debut, but fresh after his Oscar triumph Ennio Morricone performs at Blenheim Palace.

The show on Thursday June 23 will be the first show in the UK he has performed outside London.

The much revered Italian composter, who won the gong for best original score for The Hateful Eight is one of the confirmed series of headliners appearing at the Palace over the summer.

He has written more than 500 scores for cinema including The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and the classic Italian westerns The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West.

Ennio conducts a 200-strong orchestra and choir, drawing on music from throughout his illustrious career.

He said: “Performing my work live for people of so many different ages and cultural backgrounds is an incredibly gratifying experience.

“This year I celebrate my professional career of 60 years, during which I composed over 600 works. On this coming tour I will perform a whole new program with new highlights, which I am already working on. Of course there will always be the classic pieces from the great Sergio Leone westerns and The Mission. But overall the experience will be different this time.”

Tickets for Ennio Morricone start at £45 and go on general sale on Thursday March 3rd at 9am. Visit www.nocturnelive.com for details.