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About the Maestro

American conductor, Anthony Parnther, has forged a singularly unique career that melds his love for the music of all genres with his prowess as a conductor, bassoonist, opera singer, producer, storyteller, comedian, and activist.


Anthony is the Music Director of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra in San Bernardino, California. He has conducted a long list of the world's greatest artists in virtually every genre, including Joshua Bell, Jessye Norman, Yundi Li, Lynn Harrell, Frederica von Stade, Roderick Williams, The Canadian Brass, Rihanna, Jennifer Holliday, Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Omar Apollo, Ry X, Zedd, and Alan Walker. 


Parnther is in demand to conduct symphonic, opera, contemporary, avant-garde, popular music, and film scores internationally. His recent guest appearances include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera, Chineke! Orchestra, Hawaii Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Cleveland Institute of Music, Charlotte Symphony, Long Beach Symphony,  Jacaranda - Music at the Edge, Vermont Symphony, Hear Now Music Festival, and the World Opera Forum in Madrid, Spain. 

In the upcoming season, Anthony will lead the San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Sydney Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Music Academy of the West, Rochester Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony, Austin Symphony, and Grant Park Music Festival.

He has premiered and recorded works by Anthony Davis, George Walker, Jon Batiste, Kris Bowers, Tamar-kali Brown, Florence Price, Adolphus Hailstork, Zenobia Powell Perry, Errollyn Wallen, John Wineglass, Gary Powell Nash, Marian Harrison, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, James Wilson, Phillip Herbert, Daniel Kidane, Chanda Dancy, and James Newton. In 2015, Los Angeles' KCET/TV profiled Anthony as a "Local Hero" for his extensive community outreach and advocacy for performing works by Black, Latino, and Women artists.


On the scoring stages of Los Angeles, London, Nashville, Budapest, and San Francisco, Anthony has led and conducted recording sessions for many of the world's top international feature films, television series, and video game franchises.

Recent projects include Avatar: The Way of Water, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Encanto, Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Star Wars: Book of Boba Fett, Nope, League of Legends, Creed III, Devotion,  Tenet, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, American Dad, Arcane, The Adam Project, Slumberland, The Way Back, Cheaper By The Dozen, Lost City, Little, The Hunt, Turning Red, Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild, Diaries of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules, Fargo, The Night Of, 4400, The Lamplighters League, Guild Wars, and many more.

Representation: Emily Yoon | Wasserman Music

Publicity: Jessica Lustig | 21C Media Group

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