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November 2017
Tiomkin award goes to Merawi Gerima

The first recipient of the Dimitri Tiomkin Award is Merawi Gerima, a graduate student at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). Gerima is a filmmaker from Washington D.C. He is currently completing his Master’s degree … Read More…

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Sony Home Video releases Lost Horizon, 80th anniversary edition, October 3, 2017

Sony Home Video recently released Lost Horizon on Blu-ray to commemorate the film’s 80th anniversary. The disc, accompanied by a 24-page Digibook with an essay by film historian Jeremy Arnold, includes one minute of recently unearthed footage from a worn … Read More…

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October 2017
I Hear You Calling Me: Dimitri Tiomkin’s attempt to film the story of Irish tenor John McCormack

Today, Monday, October 30, 2017, is a national holiday in Ireland. October Bank Holiday, or Lá Saoire Bainc (Deireadh Fómhair), celebrates Irish culture, including music. In the 1950s, Dimitri Tiomkin tried to bring the story of Irish tenor John McCormack … Read More…

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, December 1, 2017

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents “FWSO at the Movies” at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas on December 1, 2017. The film It’s a Wonderful Life will be screened while the music score by Dimitri Tiomkin is performed … Read More…

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San Diego Symphony, December 3, 2017

The San Diego Symphony presents a Fox Theatre Film Series presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life” in San Diego, California on December 3, 2017. The film It’s a Wonderful Life will be screened while the music score by Dimitri Tiomkin … Read More…

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, December 22, 2017

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra presents “Christmas at the Movies” in Birmingham, United Kingdom on December 22, 2017. Featuring music by Dimitri Tiomkin, from the film It’s a Wonderful Life, and others including Howard Blake, John Debney, Jerry Goldsmith, … Read More…

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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, December 22, 2017

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” in Jacksonville, Florida on December 22, 2017. The film It’s a Wonderful Life will be screened while the music score by Dimitri Tiomkin is performed live. Tickets: Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Date: … Read More…

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September 2017
Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops premiere Mars Ballet

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops performed the concert premiere of Dimitri Tiomkin’s “Mars Ballet” on August 19 at an evening concert in the Pops summer venue. The “Gershwin & Friends” concert at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical … Read More…

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August 2017
Tiomkin music for concert performance

The performance of film music in concert continues to grow. One need only consult the Concert List compiled by Movies in Concert to see the daily list of classic and contemporary film music being performed around the world. For those … Read More…

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July 2017
Learn more about Dimitri Tiomkin

Two books on Dimitri Tiomkin are great starting points to learn more about the composer’s life and music. Tiomkin’s autobiography, Please Don’t Hate Me, published in 1959, contains a first-hand account of his early years in Russia, on making his way … Read More…

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