Over the past thirty years, David Lockington has developed an impressive conducting career in the United States. A native of Great Britain, he served as the Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony from January 1999 to May 2015, and is currently the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate. He has held the position of Music Director with the Mod
Over the past thirty years, David Lockington has developed an impressive conducting career in the United States. A native of Great Britain, he served as the Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony from January 1999 to May 2015, and is currently the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate. He has held the position of Music Director with the Modesto Symphony since May 2007 and in March 2013, David was appointed Music Director of the Pasadena Symphony. He has a close relationship with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain, where he was the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor from 2012 through 2016, and in the 15/16 season was named one of three Artistic Partners with the Northwest Sinfonietta in Tacoma, Washington.
In addition to his current posts, since his arrival to the United States in 1978 David has held positions with several other American orchestras, including serving as Assistant Conductor of the Denver Symphony Orchestra and Opera Colorado, and Assistant and Associate Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In May 1993 he accepted the position of Music Director of the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, assumed the title of Music Director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra in September 1995 and was Music Director of the Long Island Philharmonic for the 96/97 through 99/2000 seasons.
David’s guest conducting engagements include appearances with the Saint Louis, Houston, Detroit, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Oregon and Phoenix symphonies; the Rochester and Louisiana Philharmonics; and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall. Internationally, he has conducted the Northern Sinfonia in Great Britain, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the China Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra in Beijing and Taiwan,and led the English Chamber Orchestra on a tour in Asia.
Recent and upcoming guest conducting engagements include appearances with the New Jersey, Indianapolis, Utah, Pacific, Colorado, Nashville, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Stamford, Tucson and Kansas City symphonies, the Florida and Louisville Orchestras, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and the Buffalo, Calgary and Oklahoma Philharmonics. David’s summer festival activities include appearances at the Grand Teton, Colorado Music, Interlochen, Chautauqua and Eastern Music festivals.
David began his career as a cellist and was the Principal with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years. After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cambridge where he was a choral scholar, David came to the United States on a scholarship to Yale University where he received his Master’s Degree in cello performance and studied conducting with Otto Werner Mueller. He was a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and served as assistant principal cellist with the Denver Symphony Orchestra for three years before turning to conducting.
American conductor, Anthony Parnther, is the Music Director and Conductor of the San Bernardino Symphony in San Bernarnardino, California. The 2019/20 season marks Anthony's tenth season as Music Director of the Southeast Symphony in Los Angeles. Anthony also serves as the Artistic Director of Musicians at Play, an organization dedicated
American conductor, Anthony Parnther, is the Music Director and Conductor of the San Bernardino Symphony in San Bernarnardino, California. The 2019/20 season marks Anthony's tenth season as Music Director of the Southeast Symphony in Los Angeles. Anthony also serves as the Artistic Director of Musicians at Play, an organization dedicated to preserving the musical legacy of Los Angeles while raising money for music programs throughout Southern California.
Anthony has embraced an international career that emphasizes his passion for storytelling with audiences, advocating for underrepresented talent in the concert hall, and cultivating inspiring experiences with underrepresented communities. He has appeared as a guest conductor with orchestras and music festivals throughout the United States and in England, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, China, South Korea, and Australia. He has conducted musical luminaries spanning every musical genre including Joshua Bell, Jessye Norman, Yundi Li, Frederica von Stade, Roderick Williams, the Canadian Brass, Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Jennifer Holliday, Lynn Harrell, and Alan Walker.
Recognized as a leading authority on orchestral works by minority and women composers, Anthony has restored and performed works by Florence Price, Zenobia Powell Perry, George Walker, Margaret Bonds, William Grant Still, Duke Ellington, and Samuel Coleridge Taylor. He has given premieres of works by Errollyn Wallen, John Wineglass, Gary Powell Nash, and Marian Harrison. He has commissioned, premiered, and recorded works by living composers such as Renee Baker, James Wilson, Phillip Herbert, Daniel Kidane, Chanda Dancy, and James Newton. He was profiled by Los Angeles' KCET/TV as a "Local Hero" in 2015 for his extensive community outreach and advocacy for the performance of works by minority and women artists.
Over the last decade, Anthony has been in demand as a recording session conductor for film, television, albums, jingles, and video game scores. He has conducted hundreds of sessions for a long list of media composers including Jeff Russo, Edouard Brenneisen, Germaine Franco, Maclaine Diemer, Rob Simonsen, Nathan Barr, and Ludwig Göransson. Anthony has accepted invitations with orchestras internationally to conduct live film concerts, particularly the scores of John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Michael Giacchino, and Jerry Goldsmith.
Anthony studied music performance at Northwestern University and continued at Yale University where he studied orchestral conducting with Lawrence Leighton Smith and Otto Werner Mueller. In addition, he studie education at East Tennessee State University where he had the opportunity to study voice and choral conducting with Thomas Jenerette and wind conducting with Roxanne Haskill, the retired director of the Marine Music Program. He also received guidance from Cliff Colnot, W. Francis McBeth, and Frank Battisti. He resides in Los Angeles.
A conservatory trained composer and conductor, Paul Jan Zdunek brings over 20 years of experience providing business leadership and advisory services for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He has been a Chief Restructuring Officer, Business Transformation Advisor, Change Management Leader, and Interim Executive for institutions
A conservatory trained composer and conductor, Paul Jan Zdunek brings over 20 years of experience providing business leadership and advisory services for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He has been a Chief Restructuring Officer, Business Transformation Advisor, Change Management Leader, and Interim Executive for institutions requiring financial stabilization or organizational revitalization. Paul is often engaged by organizations requiring investigatory services to assess financial discrepancies, organizational inefficiencies, human resource challenges, and leadership conflicts.
Paul’s expertise includes: organizational strategy, conflict and crisis management, change management, financial and organizational transformation, cost reduction and rightsizing of organizations, revenue generation, as well as leadership development and stakeholder management. Paul prides himself on being a hands-on, results-oriented leader and advisor.
His industry experiences include: nonprofit, professional services, arts & culture, education, health, media & entertainment, hospitality, design, architecture, and manufacturing.
Paul has successfully turned around a number of arts and nonprofit organizations that were either stuck or in full-blown crisis. Today, every one of his past clients is not only stable, but flourishing.
Paul is a PROSCI® Certified Change Management Professional. He has taught at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, as well as within the graduate Arts Administration program at Goucher College in Maryland, and continues to deliver keynote speeches at industry conferences and executive retreats on the topics of business transformation and revitalization.
Paul has been the guest speaker for several organizations including The Center for Nonprofit Management, The Nonprofit Learning Labs, Center for Sustainable Energy, Chorus America, Association of California Symphony Orchestras, Leadership Burbank, Leadership Pasadena, LA5 Rotary, Deltek’s Insights National Conference, and The Peter F. Drucker School of Management with topics including: Managing Change FAST to Improve Your ROI, Avoiding the Iceberg & Maintaining Organizational Health, Developing and Leveraging BRAND YOU, Grow Your Business Through Innovation, Managing Culture: HR Issues in the Arts, Winning in the New Era of Corporate Sponsorships, and 6 Strategies Under $6 to Exponentially Improve Organizational Performance.
Paul has a Bachelor of Music in Composition from The Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University, a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from The Cleveland Institute of Music, and an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
A community builder, educational leader, and business thought partner who thrives at the intersection of financial sustainability and social impact. Daniel is committed to increasing access to arts nationwide by building sustainable community partnerships that create lasting positive impact for previously excluded groups and regions. He b
A community builder, educational leader, and business thought partner who thrives at the intersection of financial sustainability and social impact. Daniel is committed to increasing access to arts nationwide by building sustainable community partnerships that create lasting positive impact for previously excluded groups and regions. He believes that listening to people and empowering them to develop valuable solutions is the best way to get results that make a meaningful difference. Fourteen years of experience developing community-driven music programs from scratch, nonprofit department managerial leadership, and start-up coaching with for-profit and social enterprises, make him uniquely qualified to drive results for Orchestra US.
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