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Ennio Morricone's concert Sunday at Hollywood Bowl appears to be off [Updated]

October 21, 2009 |  8:34 pm


Culture Monster has learned that film composer Ennio Morricone's concert at the Hollywood Bowl scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, has either been canceled or postponed.

There is no official word yet from event organizers, but people close to the concert indicated that they would issue a statement Thursday morning.

Morricone, who won an honorary Oscar in 2007, was scheduled to conduct the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Angeles Chorale in works from his four-decade career in the movie business.

The concert was supposed to include excerpts from his scores to the movies "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"; "The Untouchables"; "Cinema Paradiso"; "Once Upon a Time in America"; "The Mission"; "Once Upon a Time in the West"; "A Fistful of Dollars"; and others.

Organizers have not given a reason for the cancellation or postponement, nor have they stated how ticket refunds or exchanges would work.

Check back with Culture Monster for updates.

[Updated at 11:30 a.m.]: The concert has officially been canceled. 

Here is the entire statement issued this morning by the show's promoters: "'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' with Ennio Morricone has been canceled. The show was scheduled to play Hollywood Bowl this Sunday, October 25th.  Refunds are available at point of purchase."

-- David Ng

Photo: Ennio Morricone conducting at an August concert in Poland. Credit: Adam Warzawa / EPA