Amarcord Nino Rota

with Carla Bley, Marc Almond, Nitin Sawhney, Mike Gibbs, Karen Mantler, Kate St John & more

22 November 2013 / 20:00

£17.50 - 25

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Nino Rota is a seminal figure in contemporary music, as composer, conductor and hugely influential teacher. He was also one of the best-loved of movie composers – perhaps best-known for The Godfather, his scores for the films of Federico Fellini are especially memorable, brim-full of Mediterranean warmth, humour and romance.

After Rota's death in 1979, legendary American producer Hal Willner (Marianne Faithfull, Lou Reed, William S. Burroughs, Laurie Anderson, Saturday Night Live) set off to record Amarcord Nino Rota, the first of what would become a long string of acclaimed musical tribute albums, featuring then-unknown musicians like Wynton Marsalis and Bill Frisell.

Tonight a stellar cast led by Carla Bley – ‘one of the great jazz composers of the past 40 years’ (Guardian) – brings some of Rota's timeless pieces from Fellini’s classics such as La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, and Juliet of the Spirits, plus Rota's other film music including The Godfather, back to the Barbican stage, following its premiere in 2004, featuring extraordinary jazz and classical reinterpretations.

★★★★ Guardian

(subject to change)
Carla Bley 8 1/2
Karen Mantler The Godfather
Mike Gibbs Glass Mountain, Juliet of the Spirits
Steven Bernstein Roma
Kate St John Orchestra Rehearsal, I Vitelloni
Giancarlo Vulcano Casanova & La Dolce Vita
Rita Marcotulli Amarcord
Nitin Sawhney La Strada
Steve Beresford Il Bidone
Marc Almond Casanova

Alec Dankworth double bass
Ian Thomas drums
Hugh Wilkinson percussion
Tom Rees Roberts trumpet
Steven Bernstein trumpet
Barnaby Dickinson trombone
Andy Wood trombone
Julian Siegel tenor saxophone
Sam Mayne alto saxophone
Andy Grappy tuba
Rowland Sutherland flute
Dai Pritchard clarinet
Kate St. John oboe
John Etheridge guitar
Karen Mantler glockenspiel, organ, harmonica
Max Baille violin
Anna De Bruin violin
Vince Greene viola
Emma Black cello
Rita Marcotulli piano
Marc Almond voice
Richard Strange voice

6pm FreeStage  Alan Hampton

6.30pm FreeStage Vive

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