Composer Ennio Morricone (pictured) will receive the Recording Academy’s Trustees Award in a special invitation-only ceremony that will be held on January 25, 2014. The Trustees Award recognizes notable contributions in recordings outside of performance.
The European Film Academy named Morricone the European Cinema Composer 2013. Celebrating his 85th birthday year, Morricone will conduct an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers in performing some of his landmark film music in New York City and Los Angeles in March 2014.
In a career spanning seven decades, Morricone has composed scores for more than 450 films, including A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Once Upon a Time in the West; A Fistful of Dynamite; The Battle of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; 1900, Malena; The Untouchables; Once Upon A Time in America; The Mission; U-Turn; The Unknown Woman; and The Best Offer.
Morricone will perform his first-ever Los Angeles concert on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 8 p.m. at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. On March 23, 2014, Morricone will perform in New York City for the first time since 2007, at 7 p.m. at Barclays Center Cushman & Wakefield Theater in Brooklyn. Massimo Gallotta Productions is presenting the concerts; the Los Angeles concert is co-presented by AEG.