Ennio Morricone – Offical Concert Celebration

Ennio Morricone – Offical Concert Celebration

Friday 2nd December saw ‘Ennio Morricone – The Official Concert Celebration’ take place in the Rotterdam Ahoy. Conducted by his son Andrea, the music was played by the Philharmonic Orchestra Flanders and sung by a 50-strong choir. The lighting was done by the Art of Light and included products by Showtec and Infinity.

Ennio Morricone is regarded as one of the greatest film composers of all time and many of his most famous pieces from films like Once Upon a time in America, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, and The Untouchables could be heard in the show. The production was put together by Ennio Morricone before his death in 2020 and, in addition to showing many of the iconic movie scenes he wrote music for, also featured never-before-seen footage of Ennio himself. Art of Light enhanced the overall atmosphere with lighting and effects by Showtec and Infinity.

These included 16 Showtec Helix S5000 Q4 washers, 3 Showtec Mistique CO₂ Hazers, and 36 Infinity iW-1941 RDM moving wash lights. No doubt the combination of professional lighting, iconic footage and live music made for a memorable evening that honoured Ennio Morricone in the best possible way. 

Photos by Charles Batenburg