The Ennio Marricone Experience
May 18, 2024 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Experience the magic of “The Ennio Morricone Experience”.
This live concert will highlight prolific film composer Ennio Morricone’s masterpieces, bringing the audience on a journey in celebration of the Maestro’s great contribution to music and cinema.
Along with his own pieces from films like The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, The Mission, Once Upon a Time in the West, A Fistful of Dollars and Cinema Paradiso, the glittering ensemble of piano, string trio and singers (led by Annalisa Monticelli with soprano Katy Kelly) will perform compositions which inspired his genius, and selections by contemporaries like Rota and Piovani.
Katy Kelly (Soprano)
Morgan Crowley (Tenor)/Owen Gilhooly – Miles (Baritone)
Annalisa Monticelli (Piano)
Francesca de Nardi (Violin)
Davide Forte (Cello)
Annemarie McGahon (Viola)
Presented By: Katy Kelly
Duration: 90 mins. One interval
“The Morricone Experience” is a tribute to the late maestro of film music who wrote over 400 film compositions in his lifetime, including the scores for audience favourites “A Fistful of Dollars”, “The Good the Bad and the Ugly”,” Cinema Paradiso”, and “The Mission”.
The ensemble comprises acclaimed solo international artists residing in Ireland. These include Dundalk locals Annemarie McGahon (viola), Francesca De Nardi (violin), Davide Forti (cello) and Annalisa Monticelli (piano) and Dubliners Katy Kelly (soprano) and Morgan Crowley (tenor). Featured on RTÈ’s Arena, this ensemble played to a sold-out crowd in the Pavilion Theatre & Castletown House and are touring theatres throughout Ireland until the end of 2024. Tickets are selling fast for their upcoming tour, which is visiting Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Dundalk, Balbriggan, Newbridge, Clare, Dingle, Longford & more to be announced. Tickets 20-27 euro available from linktr.ee/theenniomorriconeexperience or direct from theatres.
Photo: The Morricone Experience Ensemble
Left to right: Davide Forti, Katy Kelly, Annalisa Monticelli, Annemarie McGahon,
Francesca De Nardi, Morgan Crowley.
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“We are honored to share the music of the maestro and we look forward to sharing some of his lesser-known gems that will make you want to revisit his movies.”Annalisa Monticelli, Pianist.
“It’s a very special concert with a wonderful taster of so much of Morricone’s greats. It’s not every day a violist gets to play music from a spaghetti western, and it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to perform this beautiful concert at home in Co. Louth.” Annemarie McGahon, Violist.
“Morricone has written some amazing vocal compositions, and it’s really exciting to share the versatility of the music he has written for voice with you all.” Katy Kelly, Soprano.
“As an Italian musician, I’m very proud of showcasing one of the most prolific film composers we’ve ever had in Italy. It’s a real privilege to have the chance to give voice to Morricone’s tunes, they never stop moving us!” Davide Forti, Cello.
“It was an honour to arrange some of Morricone’s amazing pieces for this tour and
we can’t wait to show you the incredible beauty of his music.” Francesca De Nardi, Violin.
“I had a wonderful night at the Ennio Morricone experience. It really was a treat to see the Maestro’s work being so lovingly and skilfully performed by these fantastic musicians. This is a show not only for the most dedicated fans, but also for those who are new to Mr. Morricone’s magical repertoire. Go see it!” Conor O’Brien, Villagers.