Praise to Parnther 

By Richard Mineards   |   July 9, 2024
Anthony Parnther in his element (photo by Andre Yew)

The Music Academy of the West hosted the second of its five-part orchestra series when the Academy Festival Orchestra under conductor Anthony Parnther, the Yale-educated music director of the San Bernardino Symphony since 2019, performed at the Granada Theatre.

Joan Huang’s “Tujia Dance,” and Florence Price’s “Symphony No. 3” kicked off the entertaining concert, wrapping with Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” which the composer described as representing “pagan Russia” and written for the 1913 season of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes with Vaslav Nijinsky as principal dancer.

An electrifying show…


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