Oscar-Winning Composer Dimitri Tiomkin's Work to Be Subject of Major U.K. Concert
London Symphony Orchestra tuning up to showcase work from "Strangers on a Train" and "Dial M For Murder."
LONDON – The work of Oscar-winning composer Dimitri Tiomkin, whose resume boasts music for High Noon, Wild is The Wind and The Guns of Navarone, will ring out in London at the end of October.
The London Symphony Orchestra is tuning up an evening to celebrate Tiomkin’s body of film and television work.
Taking place Oct. 27 at the Barbican Hall in the British capital, the concert will be conducted by film and television music maestro Richard Kaufman.
Kaufman is scheduled to be joined by singers Whitney Claire Kaufman, Andrew Playfoot and the London Voices.
The show will feature music from Dial M for Murder and Strangers on a Train among others.
Alongside the LSO’s concert tribute, the Barbican will play host to Strangers on a Train on Oct. 23 and Dial M for Murder Oct. 30, showcasing Tiomkin’s work with director Alfred Hitchcock.
Tiomkin was born in Russia in 1894 and later emigrated to America and became one of Hollywood’s most distinguished composers, his works spanning all genres of film and television music from horror films to westerns.
He died in 1979 having won four Oscars and securing 16 Academy Award nominations.
His most famous film soundtracks include It’s a Wonderful Life and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
The LSO was the first symphony orchestra ever to record a film soundtrack, with Aurthur Bliss’s score for Things to Come in 1935.
It has since built up a reputation as one of the world’s most prolific film orchestras.
Most recently, the orchestra’s relationship with French composer Alexandre Desplat has resulted in recordings for films such as Twilight: New Moon, The Queen and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts 1 and 2.