Composer, arranger, and producer Richard Niles (Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Cher, James Brown, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Joe Cocker, Michael McDonald) joins us for our ongoing study of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. In this session, we look at the cha-cha section based on the song “Maria,” beginning at measure 545.
About Richard Niles
In this video Richard Niles, prolific composer, arranger, and producer. Recordings featuring his work have sold over 250 million copies worldwide! Richard produced, arranged, and composed music for some of the world’s most acclaimed artists including Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Cher, James Brown, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Joe Cocker, Michael McDonald, Dusty Springfield, Pet Shop Boys, Cat Stevens, Grace Jones, Tears For Fears, Pat Metheny, and Bob James. He has also arranged and conducted for classical artists Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo, and Montserrat Caballe.