The Italian Cinema Orchestra (ICO) is the first orchestral ensemble dedicated to the interpretation of film music with the aim of promoting the extraordinary legacy of Italian and international cinema worldwide.

Founded in 2009 by producer Marco Patrignani, CEO of the Forum Studios, the historic recording studios established by Maestros Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni, Armando Trovajoli, and Luis Bacalov, the Orchestra is engaged in a comprehensive program of film scores. The ICO pays special attention to the historic Italian repertoire and, with the expertise of the field, has recovered scores from unpublished or never-recorded masterpieces, in collaboration with associations, foundations, and public and private archives.
Over the years, the Orchestra has developed an intense activity abroad (Europe, China, United Arab Emirates) where it has successfully brought Italian film music, as well as major mainstream titles, presented in the form of a "cineconcerto": the full screening of the film accompanied by a live performance perfectly synchronized with the soundtrack.

This innovative formula requires great technical and artistic expertise, which the ICO was the first to introduce to the Italian audience.
Throughout its activity, the ICO has received recognition from prestigious institutions such as the Office of the President, the Council of Ministers, the Senate of the Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, the Ministry of Economic Development, and UNESCO.

Thanks to the charity initiative of the cineconcerto for "Il Gladiatore" (Gladiator) inside the Colosseum in 2018, the Orchestra made it possible to build a new elevator - inaugurated in May of this year with the performance of Hans Zimmer's music in the arena - allowing visitors with mobility difficulties to reach the highest level of the Flavian Amphitheatre.