George Daugherty has conducted more than 200 American and international orchestras and earned a Primetime Emmy Award, five Emmy nominations, and numerous other awards for his work in television and film. He is a frequent guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra, recently debuted with the legendary Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and has conducted more than 20 times each for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl and the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 1998 and has since conducted dozens of SF Symphony concerts, not only in Davies Symphony Hall, but at Stern Grove, Golden Gate Park, and Shoreline Pavilion. Recent appearances also include the Pittsburgh Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Mexico’s Bellas Artes Opera House, and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for Dame Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. He conducts frequently at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony.
His other conducting credits include the Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Buffalo Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Moscow Symphony, West Australia Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Ireland’s RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela, New Japan Philharmonic, and the major Italian opera houses of Rome, Florence, Torino, and Reggio Emilia. He has vast experience as a ballet conductor worldwide.
Mr. Daugherty (with David Ka Lik Wong) created Bugs Bunny on Broadway in 1990, followed by Bugs Bunny at the Symphony (2010) and Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II (2013). The concerts have played to millions of people worldwide.