O.I.C. is the first Italian symphonic ensemble focused exclusively on the interpretation of movie soundtracks. The orchestra was born in the Forum Music Village, the historic recording studio founded in the late Sixties by four icons of film music: Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni, Armando Trovajoli and Luis Bacalov. The Orchestra promotes the extraordinary musical legacy of movie soundtracks (both Italian and international) around the world.
Committed to a vast program of film music, O.I.C. pays special attention to the historical Italian repertoire, and with the help of industry experts has recovered unpublished and never recorded scores. In recent years, with the support of numerous associations, foundations and public and private archives, it has made and contributed to the recovery and restoration of masterpieces. Throughout its activities, the O.I.C. has been supported by several prestigious Italian institutions, including the Presidency of the Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry for Economic Development, Federico Fellini Foundation, Cinecittà Luce and Experimental Film Center.
Some of the works presented include the spectacular multimedia concert “The Sound of Neo-realism”, (Rome, 2010), “Cinematology” (Beijing International Film Festival, 2011); The Artist (Ravello Festival, 2012); “Beyond La Dolce Vita” (UCLA Los Angeles, 2013 for the year of Italian culture in the USA); “The Gold Rush” Charlie Chaplin (Roma, Aula Magna della Sapienza – IUC season 2012 and 2014 celebrating 100 years of Charlot;
“The Immigrant”, “Shoulder Arms”, “The Gold Rush” Charlie Chaplin, (Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome - Sala Sinopoli 2015);
“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ in Concert” (Italian premiere: Roma, Auditorium Conciliazione - 2016; Milano, Teatro degli Arcimboldi - 2017; Napoli, Arena Flegrea - 2017; CHINA TOUR 2017 – Shanghai, Culture Square Theatre; Wuxi, Poly Theatre; Jiangyin, Grand Theatre; Nanjing inauguration of Jiangsu Grand Theater Art Center. China TOUR 2018: Guangzhou, Xiamen, Xi'an, Beijing; MACAU, China - MGM Cotai Theatre, April/May 2019 ); “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert” (Italian premiere: Roma, Auditorium Conciliazione - 2017; Milano, Teatro degli Arcimboldi - 2017; CHINA TOUR 2018: Shanghai, Nanjing; MACAU, CINA - MGM Cotai Theatre, April/May 2019 ); “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert” (Italian premiere: Milano, Teatro degli Arcimboldi – 2018; MACAU, CHINA - MGM Cotai Theatre, April/May 2019 ); “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert” (MACAU, China - MGM Cotai Theatre, April/May 2019 )
GLADIATOR LIVE in Concert (italian premiere: June 6, 2018 Rome - Colosseo, June 8-9, 2018 Rome - Circo Massimo);
TITANIC LIVE in Concert (italian premiere: Milano, Arcimboldi Theatre May 10-11, 2019).