Tales of Winter

December 4-5, 2021

David Campbell

David Campbell’s arrangement work appears on more than 450 gold or platinum albums, including 18 Grammy Albums of the Year (nominees and winners). His film work has earned 5 Oscar music nominations, winning 2 Oscars for music.  Current film releases include Cinderella and Tom Hanks’ Finch.

He studied viola with William Primrose, and played several seasons in the American Symphony, under Leopold Stokowski.

As an arranger, Campbell began a string of successes from the ’70s that has continued to the present, on albums by James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Bette Midler, Linda Ronstadt, Leonard Cohen, Goo Goo Dolls, Alanis Morissette, Green Day, Ricky Martin, Aerosmith, Evanescence, Sea Change and Morning Phase (Beck), Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Josh Groban, Adele and others – as well as recent #1s  from Ariana Grande, Elton John, Adele and Billie Eilish (with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic)

In 2016, he co-composed with Pharrell Williams “Rules of the Game”, a full length ballet, commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with Campbell conducting. He arranged and conducted music for both the 2000 and 2012 Olympic closing ceremonies.