Rome renames Auditorium after Ennio Morricone

Rome honours maestro with Auditorium Ennio Morricone one year after his death.

Rome has renamed the Auditorium Parco della Musica after Ennio Morricone, the world-renowned composer and conductor who died in the Italian capital aged 91 on this day one year ago.

A plaque was unveiled in honour of the maestro in the presence of the city's mayor Virginia Raggi alongside Morricone's family and friends, including the movie director Giuseppe Tornatore.

"Rome remembers the great maestro Ennio Morricone who with his genius celebrated music, art and cinema all over the world" - said Raggi - "from today the Auditorium Parco della Musica will bear his name."

Designed by Renzo Piano and inaugurated in 2002, the auditorium's halls are dedicated to composers Goffredo Petrassi and Giuseppe Sinopoli, and another to S. Cecilia, patron saint of music.

The auditorium's external cavea space is named after composer Luciano Berio, while the roof gardens are named in honour of the composer Claudio AbbadoPhoto credit: Dziurek / Shutterstock.com.

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Rome renames Auditorium after Ennio Morricone

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