"...the harvest of gorgeous tunes is bountiful indeed." 

(Joseph Newsome's review of Thomas Rimes' The Long Ride Home)


Il cappello di paglia di Firenze & La scuola di guida

"Amazingly, the conductor Thomas Rimes was able to seamlessly meld the intoxicating combination of Italian opera buffa, verismo, operetta and jazz influences in Rota's music.  He, along with the Philharmonie Westfalen, and the excellent onstage cast and chorus combined perfectly to provide an evening of memorable music theater." (Ruhr-Nachrichten magazine).  

Wizard of Oz

"Thomas Rimes demonstrated his ability to criss-cross the gulf between popular and serious music genres as if such a divide did not exist.  His temperament-full interpretation of this classic score ensured the success of this flawless production."  (Ruhr-Nachrichten magazine).  

Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober

"Thomas Rimes, conducting the Philharmonie, composed the orchestral score which seamlessly combined rock rhythms with sweeping romantic orchestral passages.  It was remarkable to hear how precisely the orchestra was able to play alongside the onstage rock band." (Theater-Pur Magazine).