Film composer Ennio Morricone, who has been nominated five times for an Oscar and who received an honorary statuette in 2007, is scheduled to conduct concerts of his movie music at performances in Los Angeles and New York in March.
The L.A. concert is set for March 20 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live; the New York performance is scheduled for March 23 at the Barclays Center's Cushman and Wakefield Theatre in Brooklyn. Tickets go on sale Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at www.axs.com.
Listing Morricone's most famous movies scores can be a difficult task simply because there are so many — "A Fistful of Dollars," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Once upon a Time in the West," "The Mission," "The Untouchables," "Cinema Paradiso," and "Bugsy" among them.
In 2009, Morricone was to conduct a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, but the event was canceled. He led a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York in 2007.