Don Williams, David Raiklen, and special guest Earle Dumler take on our latest chapter of the ongoing score study of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, focusing on “Cool.” The study begins at bar 581.
About Earle Dumler
Earle Dumler has appeared on thousands of recordings playing English Horn and oboe, from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and X-Men, to Frank Zappa to the Los Angeles Opera! He brings insights on how to write for double reeds and amazing stories from his career.
Earle Dumlar received a Masters form the Boston Conservatory and began a career in concert music before moving to LA. He has worked with Hollywood’s greatest: John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, David Raksin, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Basil Poledouris, Danny Elfman, and Thomas Newman. In the record world, he has worked with Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, George Martin, and Pharrell Williams. His notable films include Soylent Green, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Eiger Sanction, Sophie’s Choice, Free Willy, Star Trek First Contact, Independence Day, Planet of the Apes, Horse Whisperer, Shawshank Redemption, Edward Scissorhands, Wall-E, The Matrix, Air Force One, Airplane, Aladdin, Batman, Men in Black, Taxi, Back to the Future, and All in the Game. In TV, he has worked on The Simpsons, Family Guy, Carol Burnett, Beauty and the Beast, Battlestar Galactica, ER, and more. He continues his concert work with the LA Chamber Orchestra, LA Opera, and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra.