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.




 -Wikipedia

Performances

2nd March 2024

PERFORMERS
Owensboro Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Troy Quinn
LOCATION
Riverpark Center, Owensboro, KY, United States of America

15th March 2024

PERFORMERS
The Venice Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Troy Quinn
LOCATION
Venice Performing Arts Center, Venice, FL, United States of America

16th March 2024

PERFORMERS
The Venice Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Troy Quinn
LOCATION
Venice Performing Arts Center, Venice, FL, United States of America

23rd March 2024

PERFORMERS
Redhill Sinfonia
CONDUCTOR
John Beswick
LOCATION
Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, United Kingdom

6th April 2024

PERFORMERS
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Julian Pellicano
LOCATION
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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