Concert ‘Special tribute to Ennio Morricone’ in Navarre (Spain) – Brief Comment

The Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra / Navarre Symphony Orchestra shone last night under the baton of Vanessa Garde in Pamplona (Spain). A tribute concert to Maestro Ennio Morricone, with a balanced program that also included pieces by John Williams, Nino Rota, and Alberto Iglesias.


Themes from Novecento, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in America, or The Hateful Eight, for example, were played, but we also had the most symphonic Williams with The Patriot, Indiana Jones, Hook or Superman, spiced up with Rota’s The Godfather or the delicate and playful Sex and Lucia by Alberto Iglesias. In the end, a very enjoyable suite dedicated to the Western movies which included music by various authors (Bernstein/Morricone/Frontiere), gave way to the delicious encore that transported us to ‘Neverland’.


A superlative performance of the Navarre Symphony Orchestra that gave the best of itself in last night’s concert, conducted by Vanessa Garde, during almost 90 minutes of music without intermission.


It is worth mentioning the work of the concertmaster Yorrick Troman, who stood out in his two solo performances in Cinema Paradiso and Schindler’s List, as well as a spectacular brass section offering a performance of Superman with a power and clarity rarely seen in this type of concerts.


But best of all, today the show can be enjoyed again at the Baluarte auditorium, in a second performance, which has also sold out.


Article and pictures by Gorka Oteiza