Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor, author, and activist, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed roles, and continued success in all aspects of his career. Common can currently be seen starring in Apple TV+’s “Silo” as Robert Sims. This winter, he made his Broadway debut playing Junior in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. His latest album, A BEAUTIFUL REVOLUTION Part 2 was released in September 2021 and served as an inspiring follow up to his previous album,  A BEAUTIFUL REVOLUTION Pt, which was released in March 2020. In 2019, Common released his hit album LET LOVE, inspired by his work and experiences writing his New York Times best selling second memoir, LET LOVE HAVE THE LAST WORD. He has dedicated countless hours and has been deeply engaged in social justice and advocacy work around mass incarceration, mental health and voting. He launched the nonprofit Imagine Justice, and through his Common Ground Foundation, Common is dedicated to empowering high school students from underserved communities to become future leaders.

Anthony Parnther


American conductor Anthony Parnther has forged a singularly unique career that melds his love for the music of all genres with his prowess as a conductor, bassoonist, opera singer, producer, storyteller, comedian, and activist.

Anthony is the Music Director of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra in San Bernardino, California. He has conducted a long list of the world’s greatest artists in virtually every genre, including Joshua Bell, Jessye Norman, Yundi Li, Lynn Harrell, Frederica von Stade, Roderick Williams, The Canadian Brass, Rihanna, Jennifer Holliday, Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Omar Apollo, Ry X, Zedd, and Alan Walker.

Parnther is in demand to conduct symphonic, opera, contemporary, avant-garde, popular music, and film scores, internationally. He has led many of the preeminent orchestras in North America with recent performances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony. In the upcoming season, Anthony will lead the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Sydney Symphony, and Vancouver Symphony.

Dedicated to music education, Parnther has served in residency, guest conducted, and lectured at conservatories and music festivals nationally, including Cleveland Institute of Music, Music Academy of the West, Indiana University, California State University – Long Beach and San Bernardino,  University of California – Los Angeles, and the University of California – Berkeley’s Young Musician’s Program. He is a co-founder of the Rise Diversity Project at Musicians at Play, which provides inner-city students the opportunity to mentor side by side with professional session musicians on the scoring stages of Hollywood.

He has premiered and recorded works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Anthony Davis, George Walker, and Anne Lanzilotti, in addition to the works of Jon Batiste, Kris Bowers, Tamar-kali Brown, Florence Price, Adolphus Hailstork, Zenobia Powell Perry, Errollyn Wallen, John Wineglass, Gary Powell Nash, Marian Harrison, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, James Wilson, Phillip Herbert, Daniel Kidane, Chanda Dancy, and James Newton. In 2015, Los Angeles’ KCET/TV profiled Anthony as a “Local Hero” for his extensive community outreach and advocacy for performing works by Black, Latino, and Women artists.

On the scoring stages of Los Angeles, London, Nashville, Budapest, and San Francisco, Anthony has led and conducted recording sessions for many of the world’s most beloved film, television, and game franchises. Recent film projects include Avatar: The Way of Water, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Creed III, Ghostbusters: Afterlife,  Nope, Tenet, and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. His animation credits include Encanto, Diaries of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules, Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild, and Turning Red. He has also led the scores for such beloved TV series as American Dad, Arcane, Fargo, Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Star Wars: Book of Boba Fett, and games like League of Legends, Guild Wars, and Lamplighters League.