The 88th Academy Awards honoring outstanding film achievements of 2015 took place Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, live at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. Televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide, the awards show drew 34 million viewers.
This year Local 47 member Harold Wheeler returned for his third Oscar telecast, but his first as music director. With numerous Emmy and Tony Award nominations, as well as an NAACP Theatre Award for lifetime achievement, to his name, Wheeler’s television credits include the People’s Choice Awards and 17 seasons of “Dancing with the Stars.”
88th Academy Awards Orchestra
Feb. 21 & 22 – Pre-records @ Capitol Records
Feb. 24 – Sound Check @ Dolby Theatre
Feb. 28, 2016 – Live Show @ Dolby Theatre
All musicians are members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47 (* or other AFM Local where noted).
Conductor: Harold Wheeler
Contractor: Bill Hughes
Dan Higgins, 1st
Wayne Bergeron, 1st
Fred Irby (AFM Locals 2-197, 40-543, 161-710)
Andy Martin, 1st
Dean Parks, 1st
Dan Greco, 1st
Steve Becknell, 1st
Alyssa Park, concertmaster
Darrin McCann, pr.
Cecilia Tsan, pr.
Karoline Souza Menzes