Roma Sinfoniette Orchestra
Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra was founded in 1993 and began its collaboration almost immediately with Rome University,“Tor Vergata” where it still has a very important concert season. The Orchestra is regularly invited to perform in the concert seasons such as the prestigious “Accademia Filarmonica Romana” and “Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti”.
It has also toured to Marocco, India and Norway with the soprano Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz.
For nearly 12 years, Roma Sinfonietta has collaborated with Ennio Morricone and together with him, they have performed in some of the most renowned theatres of the world such as Auditorium Lingotto in Turin, Teatro greco in Taormina, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Nuovo Piccolo Teatro and Mazda Palace in Milan, Arena in Verona, Audtorium Parco della Musica, Campidoglio, Piazza del Quirinale, Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome, Barbican Centre and Royal Albert Hall in London, Palais des Congrès in Paris, International Forum in Tokyo, Festival Hall in Osaka and Amphitheatre Herodes Atticus in Athens.
Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra also has recorded sound tracks for cinematography and television production composed by Ennio Morricone.
Ennio Morricone was born in Rome on 10 November, 1928. His long artistic career includes a wide range of composition genres, from absolute music, which he has always produced, to applied music, working as orchestrator as well as conductor in the recording field, and then as a composer for theatre, radio and cinema. In 1946, Ennio received his trumpet diploma and in 1954 he received his diploma in Composition at the Conservatory under the guidance of Goffredo Petrassi. He wrote his first concert works at the end of the Fifties, then he worked as arranger for RAI (the Italian public radio and TV) and RCA-Italy, starting his career as film music composer in 1961 with the film “Il Federale” directed by Luciano Salce. He became famous worldwide with 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). In 1965 Morricone entered the group of improvisation “Nuova Consonanza”. Since 1960, Morricone has scored over 450 films working with many Italian and international directors amongst whom are Sergio 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 well known films, other than the Italian westerns, include The Battle of Algiers, Sacco and Vanzetti, Cinema Paradiso, The Legend Of 1900, Malena, The Untouchables, Once Upon A Time In America and The Mission and U-Turn.
His absolute music production includes over 100 pieces composed since 1946 till this day such as Concerto per Orchestra n.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), and Vuoto D’Anima Piena (2008). In the 2001, Ennio Morricone has also started an intense series of concerts, conducting his film music and concert works for symphony orchestra and polyphonic choir for more than 100 concerts in Europe, Asia, USA, Central and South America. In his long career, Ennio Morricone has received many awards other than the Golden Lion and the Honorary Oscar, also include 8 Nastri D’argento, 5 Baftas, 5 Oscar Nominations, 7 David Di Donatello, 3 Golden Globes, 1 Grammy Award and 1 European Film Award. In 2009, the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, knighted Morricone in the Order of the Legion of Honor.
In the recording field, Morricone has received 27 Golden Records, 7 Platinum Records, 3 Golden Plates and the “Critica discografica” award for the music of the film Il Prato. The soundtrack from the film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly has been included in the list of inductees for the Grammy Hall of Fame 2009.
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