Episode 5″ – Weird Al Orchestrator Scott O’Neil
Original Air Date – June 5, 2019
Dave and Ethan interview accomplished conductor and orchestrator Scott O’Neil. Scott shares his experiences working with Weird Al to orchestrate songs for the Strings Attached tour. He mentions working with other comedy music legends and gives an inside look at the process to perfect the orchestrations for some of Weird Al’s most notable works.
This episode mentions songs that will be played on the Strings Attached tour, so if you’d rather be surprised when you attend, please listen to this episode shortly after!
This week’s guest…
Scott O’Neil is a conductor, orchestrator, and public speaker. His nine-year tenure as Resident Conductor with The Colorado Symphony led him to do the orchestration for Weird Al’s Strings Attached Tour. You can catch Scott this summer at Red Rock Amphithetre, conducting for Béla Fleck, Tenacious D, and of course, Weird Al.