2008

December 2008
Christmas Pops in Dallas

A new concert suite from It’s a Wonderful Life will be performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) as part of its Christmas pops concert on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. The suite, which includes … Read More…

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December 2008
Happy holidays!

Dimitri Tiomkin’s 1953 song, “The First Christmas” will be available in the Dimitri Tiomkin Anthology from Hal Leonard Publishing in the coming months. To find out more about Tiomkin’s music for the holidays and the story of the carol he … Read More…

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November 2008
Pacific Symphony and Richard Kaufman shine in pops concert

by Warren M. Sherk The lilting, familiar strains of “This Then Is Texas,” masterfully rendered by the Pacific Symphony and gracefully conducted by Richard Kaufman, filled the hall. It was the world concert premiere of a suite from Giant, one … Read More…

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October 2008
Remembering Bob Grabeau (1928-2008)

Baritone Bob Grabeau, whose notable renditions of Tiomkin songs include “Thee I Love” from Friendly Persuasion and “There’s Never Been Anyone Else But You” from Giant, died June 8, 2008, in Los Angeles, California. Signed by Capitol Records in Hollywood … Read More…

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October 2008
Orange County’s Pacific Symphony to perform Fall of the Roman Empire

A suite from Fall of the Roman Empire will be performed by Orange County’s Pacific Symphony Orchestra (PSO) on November 6, 2008, at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Orange County Performing Arts Center (OCPAC). Richard Kaufman will conduct … Read More…

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September 2008
Tiomkin on the program for NSO commemorative concert

A suite from Tiomkin’s score for The High and the Mighty will be performed by the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) as part of a concert in commemoration of September 11. “Nights at the Movies: The Golden Age of Film Music” … Read More…

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August 2008
On DVD: The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Fall of the Roman Empire, featuring music by Dimitri Tiomkin, is now available on DVD from the Miriam Collection. The release features the original 1964 Roadshow production, the longest version of the film for which a complete set of … Read More…

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July 2008
Angel on My Shoulder soundtrack released

Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for Angel on My Shoulder has been issued for the first time on compact disc. This is the third in a series of Tiomkin scores carefully restored by Chelsea Rialto Studios and released by Screen Archives Entertainment, … Read More…

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June 2008
Walnut High School concert spotlights Tiomkin music

The Walnut High School Symphonic Orchestra may be the only high school in the U.S. that can boast of an annual film music concert. Each year, for more than a decade, the orchestra has performed a “Magic of Music and … Read More…

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May 2008
Flying Blind and Forced Landing

(Second in an occasional series on Tiomkin’s lesser-known film scores) by Warren M. Sherk In the mid-1940s Dimitri Tiomkin decided it was time he started making real money as a film composer. He put his acute business sense and knowledge … Read More…

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