Ennio Morricone in Piazza San Marco

I couldn’t begin to describe this unforgettable evening: Morricone’s exquisite strains lilting, lifting, and coaxing closely-held emotions out of you to be swirled away on evening breezes, mingling then with those of all the other enraptured concert goers that filled the square. I don’t think there never was a more appropriate event for the Piazza and its evocative environs. Bravo, Maestro.

(A practical aside: it was during the tension-laced urgings of the Untouchables that we first noticed the acqua making its entrance up through the slots in the Piazza pavement…and pooling right under the lighting cables. The engineers inspected the scene quite regularly during the evening, not sure whether to be pro-active or just see how the situation might unfold. “è Venezia,” says one to the other. “che vuoi fare.” It’s Venice. Whaddya gonna do.)


7 thoughts on “Ennio Morricone in Piazza San Marco

  1. marisa

    My Mom was fortunate enough to see Mr. Morricone’s concert at Radio City Music Hall in NYC in February—she said it was a great show – I cannot image how wonderful it must be to see any concert with the background of Piazza San Marco!!!!

  2. Jim Caputo

    Oh, how I envy you! I cannot imagine a more perfect night. I was fortunate enough to have been in Venice the night they unveiled the Torre dell’Orologio – another notte fantastico!

  3. John Clarke

    Ah, I saw the chairs being laid out on the Piazza webcam and wondered what was going on. This sounds like a wonderful evening. Morricone’s score for Adrian Lyne’s ‘Lolita’ is one of my favourite pieces of film music. I envy you enormously, but I’m not bitter. Grrr.

  4. Chris

    I happened to be in Venice on the night of the concert which was spectacular. Could someone tell me the name of the penultimate (I think) encore as I thought I had the music but I’ve no idea what it’s called and can’t find it. It was the one with the powerful female singer in the red dress.

  5. Film Music Composser

    Mr. Morricone is stunning and Radio City the venue for him in NYC. His performance in Sydney AU some years ago inspired my firends and I to dedicate an independent film project in his name.


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