Published May 04, 2016Ennio Morricone recently revealed plans to score Quentin Tarantino's next film, hoping to recapture the glory of their Oscar-winning collaboration on last year's The Hateful Eight. The composer's plans to perform at a series of upcoming shows in Rome, though, have unfortunately been cancelled.
Morricone was expected to perform with the Santa Cecilia National Academy orchestra and choir throughout the month of May, but has had to withdraw due to health concerns.
The 87-year-old musician suffered a collapsed vertebrae and has been ordered to remain on bed rest until the end of June. His spokesperson issued a statement apologizing to fans, but remains hopeful that previously booked shows elsewhere in Europe for later this year will go ahead according to schedule.
Morricone also cancelled North American tour dates in 2014 because of a back injury.
While awaiting the composer's recovery, brush up on his extensive catalogue of work by perusing Exclaim!'s Essential Guide to Ennio Morricone.