Italian composer and winner at last night's Oscars ceremony, Ennio Morricone, will be giving his first ever UK performance outside of London at Nocturne's concert series which returns for a 2nd year to take place in Blenheim Palace's Great Court between Thursday 23rd, and Sunday 26th June 2016.
One of the most prolific film composers of all time, having written over 500 scores for cinema including The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and the classic Italian westerns The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West, Morricone will open the series on Thursday 23rd June.
Ennio Morricone said, "Performing my work live for people of so many different ages and cultural backgrounds is an incredibly gratifying experience. This year I celebrate my professional career of 60 years, during which I composed over 600 works. On this coming tour I will perform a whole new program with new highlights, which I am already working on. Of course there will always be the classic pieces from the great Sergio Leone westerns and The Mission. But overall the experience will be different this time. I plan to include music from my collaboration with Quentin Tarantino as well as a few works from the Leone Westerns that I have not included on previous tours."
The Corrs headline on Friday, and Elton John and his band perform on Sunday. The remaining headline act will be confirmed soon.
Tickets for Ennio Morricone start at £45, and go on sale at 9am on Thursday 3rd March, and eFestivals will have links to buy them then. Tickets for The Corrs are priced from £45. Tickets for Elton John were priced from £50 and have sold out.
Nocturne at Blenheim Palace will also provide champagne receptions, fine-dining and banquet packages available inside the State Rooms (including the Long Library) of the 12th Duke of Marlborough’s family home, The Orangery and waterside picnicking.
Blenheim Palace is set in 2100 acres of 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. The 300 year old palace is a World Heritage site located 8 miles out of Oxford.
latest on this festival
line-ups & rumours
festival home page
show on Friday 15th June, tickets on sale on Friday