Ennio Morricone Set to Celebrate 85th Birthday With Rare New York, L.A. Shows

With Ennio Morricone set to turn 85 next Sunday, the legendary film composer has marked the occasion by confirming his first L.A. show, a March 20th performance at the Nokia Theatre featuring 200 guest musicians and singers. Considering the heavy stamp his music’s left on Hollywood—see: such iconic scores as A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West—this is kinda a big deal. And it’s not the only stateside stop he’s making, either; Morricone will also conduct a large ensemble at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on March 23rd, making it his first New York City appearance since a Radio City Music Hall concert in 2007.

Find out more details about tickets here, and check out a set from 2002 below…