Project Description

In 2015 0ne of the greatest films ever made “The Godfather” was brought to life with The Godfather Live Tour and stopped at the Moscow International House of Music on November 21, 2015. The Academy Award winning film was screened in high definition with a live symphony orchestra simultaneously performing the score, written by legendary composer Nino Rota.
The Godfather Live had its sold out world premiere on December 8th 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall in London before embarking on a European tour of over 25 cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, Prague, Stockholm, Vienna, Zurich.

The Godfather Live is a celebration of the cinematic classic that is regularly cited as one of the greatest films ever made. The multi-generational saga tells the story of the Corleones and their rivalry with other New York crime families between 1945 and 1955, as the title character (Marlon Brando) hands over the reins of power to his youngest son (Al Pacino).
The film’s iconic score was composed by Nino Rota and is acknowledged as one of the most recognizable film scores ever written. The Godfather soundtrack won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition written specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television.

Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Paramount Pictures’ The Godfather has been named the greatest film ever made by Empire Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and Metacritic. It is currently ranked at number two in IMDB’s list of the all-time greatest films.

Throughout the tour the film was shown digitally re-mastered in its full length and in its original English language version with subtitles in the local language.
To this day The Godfather remains one of the most influential films in cinematic history.

Justin Freer [Conductor and Producer] about The Godfather Live: “That we are able to preserve and present some of the most cherished music in the history of our craft is both exhilarating and humbling. There is little film music as instantly recognizable as Nino Rota’s opening music played on trumpet, and only a handful of films as masterfully made as The Godfather. The marriage of these two masterpieces on stage live will be something to remember.”



Project Details

  • CityMoscow
  • VenueMoscow International House of Music
  • DateNovember 21, 2015