As “Hollywood’s go-to conductor for epic projects” (Billboard), Parnther has helmed a host of blockbuster film scores, and is regularly invited to lead high-profile live-to-film events. This July, he makes his Sydney Symphony debut with the Australian premiere of Black Panther: In Concert. Performed live to picture at the Sydney Opera House, their account of Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar- and Grammy-winning score will feature special guest Massamba Diop, the Senegalese talking-drum soloist heard on the game-changing 2018 movie’s original soundtrack.

Parnther was the conductor for the scores of two series in the Star Wars franchise – The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett – and has worked with five-time Oscar- and 25-time Grammy-winner John Williams on many live performances of the composer’s music, as well as serving under his baton as both bassoonist and contrabassoonist in the Hollywood recordings of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and other projects.

As the Hollywood Reporter marvels: “Few people know the music of Star Wars as intimately as Parnther.” This June, in a concert marking his Philadelphia Orchestra debut, the conductor leads Williams’s score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens live in concert as the film is projected onto three giant screens.