Anthony Parnther

Anthony Parnther makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut with “Lift Every Voice” on Saturday February 3rd, 7pm at Heinz Hall where he’ll conduct the Florence Price Third Symphony and the Lars Erik Larsson Trombone Concertino with Cooper Cromwell Whitney solo. The wide ranging program celebrates tradition in African American musical culture with Grammy wining soloist Oleta Adams and the Unity Choir conducted by Nikki Porter. Anthony has conducted and played bassoon on over 1000 Hollywood film scores including his work as conductor for the Oscar nominated score for Oppenheimer. He is Music Director of the San Bernardino Symphony. Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times wrote that “he is the quintessential LA musician.” Anthony Parnther tells his story and speaks of his love of Gospel music while growing up, plus he remembers his Pittsburgh debut conducting music by Matthew Rosenblum in the Microtonal Music Festival in this conversation at Heinz Hall in the conductor’s dressing room with Jim Cunningham.