Academy Awards Arrangers Luncheon – March 25, 2009

Tim Simonec and Ira Hearshen host a question and answer session with the arrangers who worked on the 2009 Academy Awards show under the direction of Michael Giacchino. It was Michael’s idea to have  a big band on the stage of The Oscars playing film scores, a new sound for the show. Twenty arrangers worked on the arrangements over a two week period. Tim and Ira are introduced by Ray Charles. Not pictured here, but who also worked on the show’s arrangements, was Sammy Nestico.


Photo by Jeannie Gayle Pool.

Front row: Harry Betts, Jack Hayes, Brad Dechter, and Pat Williams

Back row: Ralph Carmichal, Ira Hearshen, Jorge Calandrelli, Larry Kenton, Steve Bowen, Tim Simonec, BIll Holman, and Mark Gasparo