Anthony Parnther has forged a unique career combining his love for music of all genres with his prowess as a conductor, bassoonist, opera singer, producer, storyteller, comedian, and activist. As the music director of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra and of the Southeast Symphony in Los Angeles, Mr. Parnther has worked with Joshua Bell, Jessye Norman, Yundi Li, Lynn Harrell, Frederica von Stade, Roderick Williams, Canadian Brass, Rihanna, Jennifer Holliday, Kanye West, and Imagine Dragons.
Mr. Parnther has recently appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera, Chineke! Orchestra, Long Beach Opera, Cleveland Institute of Music, Charlotte Symphony, Mann Center Festival Orchestra, the Philly Pops, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and National Orchestra of Catalonia, Vermont Symphony, Hear Now Music Festival, and World Opera Forum in Madrid. He has premiered and recorded works by Anthony Davis, George Walker, Tamar-kali, Florence Price, Adolphus Hailstork, Zenobia Powell Perry, Errollyn Wallen, John Wineglass, Gary Powell Nash, Marian Harrison Stephens, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, James Wilson, Philip Herbert, Daniel Kidane, Chanda Dancy, and James Newton. In 2015 Mr. Parnther was profiled by KCET-TV for his extensive community outreach and advocacy for the performance of works by Black, Latino, and women artists.
Mr. Parnther has led and conducted recording sessions for many popular international feature films, television series, and video game franchises, including Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Avatar: The Way of Water, Tenet, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and many more. He studied at Northwestern University and Yale University and resides in Los Angeles.