Maurice Jarre

1924 - 2009

French

Summary


Maurice-Alexis Jarre (French: [ʒaʁ]; 13 September 1924 – 28 March 2009) was a French composer and conductor, "one of the giants of 20th-century film music" who was "among the most sought-after composers in the movie industry" and "a creator of both subtle underscoring and grand, sweeping themes, not only writing for conventional orchestras... but also experimenting with electronic sounds later in his career".




Although he composed several concert works, Jarre is best known for his film scores, particularly for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre composed the scores to all of Lean's films from Lawrence of Arabia (1962) on. Notable scores for other directors include The Train (1964), Mohammad, Messenger of God (1976), Lion of the Desert (1981), Witness (1985) and Ghost (1990).




Jarre was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Three of his compositions spent a total of 42 weeks on the UK singles chart; the biggest hit was "Somewhere My Love" (to his tune "Lara's Theme", with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster) by the Mike Sammes Singers, which reached Number 14 in 1966 and spent 38 weeks on the chart. 




Jarre was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning three in the Best Original Score category for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984), all of which were directed by David Lean. He also won four Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards, and a Grammy Award.




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Performances

1st October 2022

PERFORMERS
Orchestre Symphonique De Québec
CONDUCTOR
Mélanie Léonard
LOCATION
Grand Théatre de Québec, Quebec City East , QC, Canada

25th October 2022

PERFORMERS
Orchestra Kentucky
CONDUCTOR
Jeffrey Reed
NOTES
Performing "Prelude" and "Nativity" only.
LOCATION
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Bowling Green , KY, United States of America

25th October 2022

PERFORMERS
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Steven Reineke
LOCATION
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto , ON, Canada

26th October 2022

PERFORMERS
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Steven Reineke
LOCATION
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto , ON, Canada

30th October 2022

PERFORMERS
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Metropolitan Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Jonathan Winkle and John Emanuelson
LOCATION
Milwaukee , WI, United States of America

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