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Hooray for Hollywood!

Breathtaking orchestral arrangements from the greatest music of television and film from years past, from North by Northwest, Citizen Kane, and Out of Africa, to blockbusters E.T.King Richard, Back to the Future, and more.


Anthony Parnther, conductor
Sirgourney Cook, soprano

arr. John Williams  Hooray for Hollywood
BERNARD HERMANN/ed. Christopher Husted  Overture from North by Northwest
JOHN BARRY  Main Title from Out of Africa
PINAR TOPRAK  Suite from The Lost City
ENNIO MORRICONE/arr. Henry Mancini  The Mission / Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission
DAVID SHIRE  Finale & End Credits from Return to Oz
HERRMANN  Salammbo’s Aria from Citizen Kane
LUDWIG GÖRANSSON/arr. Nicholas Hersh  Main Theme from The Mandalorian


JOHN POWELL  Suite from The Call of the Wild
KRIS BOWERS  Suite from King Richard
HERRMANN  Scene d’amour from Vertigo
BRADLEY/reconstructed by Michael Berry  Tom and Jerry at MGM
WILLIAMS  Adventures on Earth from E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial)

About Anthony Parnther

American conductor Anthony Parnther is the Music Director and Conductor of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra and the Southeast Symphony & Chorus in Los Angeles.

Recent guest conducting engagements include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra, Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Jacaranda, Music at the Edge, the Hear Now Music Festival, Mann Center Festival Orchestra, Pittsburgh Microtonal Festival, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Brightwork NewMusic, and the World Opera Forum in Madrid, Spain.

Over the next season, Anthony will premiere Kris Bower’s Concerto for Horn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Tamar-kali Brown’s Oratorio “We Hold These Truths” with the Los Angeles Opera, work alongside composer Anthony Davis on his Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Central Park Five with the Long Beach Opera, and premiere a new work for narrator and orchestra by Jon Batiste with the Gateways Festival Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Anthony has led the Hollywood Studio Symphony in recording sessions for many international feature film and television projects including Star Wars: The MandalorianTenetStar Wars: Book of Boba FettLittle, American Dad, The HuntFargoThe Way BackThe Night OfGhostbusters: Afterlife, Encanto, and Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild. His live orchestral concert appearances for e-sports titan League of Legends in Barcelona, Beijing, Seoul, and Los Angeles are among the most widely viewed symphonic concerts in the world, with live audiences of 50,000-75,000 spectators and a viewership that outpaces the World Series with approximately 100 million live streaming each League of Legends Finals Opening Ceremony concert.

Anthony has restored and performed orchestral works by Florence Price, Zenobia Powell Perry, Margaret Bonds, William Grant Still, Duke Ellington, and Samuel Coleridge Taylor. He has premiered and recorded works by Anthony Davis, George Walker, Errollyn Wallen, John Wineglass, Gary Powell Nash, Marian Harrison, Renee Baker, James Wilson, Phillip Herbert, Daniel Kidane, Chanda Dancy, and James Newton. In 2015, Anthony was profiled by Los Angeles’ KCET/TV as a “Local Hero” for his extensive community outreach and advocacy for the performance of works by Black, Latino, and women artists.

Anthony studied music performance at Northwestern University and continued his musical studies at Yale University, where he studied orchestral conducting with Lawrence Leighton Smith and Otto Werner Mueller. He resides in Los Angeles.

About Sirourney Cook

Sirgourney Cook, a Chicago, IL native and professional opera singer and educator, earned a Bachelor of Music Degree and a minor in Philosophy from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and earned a Master of Music Degree in Opera Performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA in May of 2016; where for two years she was a Presidential Scholar. Her music and arts teaching career spans over 10 years throughout Chicago, Buffalo, and Boston private and public schools. Prior to pursuing her graduate education and career in Opera performance, Sirgourney toured internationally as the soprano background vocalist for EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and, Tony award) winner, Jennifer Hudson for more than three years. She debuted with the Goodman Theatre of Chicago in the Linz, Austria premier production of Joan Dark (Director, Aida Karic), in collaboration with the Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture Festival. Sirgourney was the featured soloist in Duke Ellington’s “Concerts of Sacred Music” conducted by Ellington’s protégé, Maestro Randall Keith Horton, at Boston University’s 2017 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commemoration. She made her debut with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra in their 2019 Summer Concert Series, performing the aria, “Song to the Moon” from Antonin Dvorak’s Rusalka. Sirgourney is excited to be back on the stage of the Kleinhans Music Hall where she made her 2021 debut with Maestro JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for JoAnn’s Classical Christmas.

Passionate about the transformative power of music and arts education and accessibility, Sirgourney continues to perform, teach and work closely with the nonprofit sector around the United States and most recently the Cincinnati area where she resides with her husband, their young son, and dog.


Saturday, April 29, 2023
7:30 pm
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Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
(716) 885-5000

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