George Daugherty has conducted more than 100 American and international orchestras and earned a Primetime Emmy Award, five Emmy nominations, and numerous other awards for his work in television and film. He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, where he returns in 2015, and the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap, appearing with each orchestra more than 20 times. Recent appearances include the Pittsburgh and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras; The Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Minnesota orchestras, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He has been a frequent guest conductor at the Sydney Opera House and with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with whom he also recorded, as well as at Mexico’s Bellas Artes Opera House and with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in London and on tour, including to the United States and Canada with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, dancers of The Royal Ballet, and the Westminster Choir and Bell Ringers. Mr. Daugherty has also conducted the symphony orchestras of Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Baltimore, Montreal, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Syracuse, Winnipeg, Columbus, Edmonton, North Carolina, Charlotte, Delaware, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Grant Park, as well as the Rochester Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, and Pacific Symphony. His international credits include the Danish National, Moscow, West Australia, Melbourne, and Adelaide symphony orchestras, as well as the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Ireland’s RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela, New Japan Philharmonic, and the major Italian opera houses of Rome, Florence, Torino, and Reggio Emilia. He has conducted for ballet dancers including Baryshikov and Nureyev, and performances for American Ballet Theatre, Bavarian Staatsoper Ballet, La Scala Ballet, and Teatro Regio di Torino. He has been music director of Ballet Chicago, Chicago City Ballet, Louisville Ballet, and Ballet San Jose. George Daugherty received a Primetime Emmy as executive producer of ABC’s animation-and-live action production of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, which he also directed, wrote, and conducted, and for which he was also Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Music Direction. He was executive producer and writer of the Emmy-winning PBS/Sesame Workshop children’s series Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat, based on Amy Tan’s book, and received an Emmy nomination for Rhythm & Jam, his ABC specials teaching the basics of music to teenagers. Mr. Daugherty created the Bugs Bunny symphonic concert legacy in 1990, which has since played to millions of people worldwide. These performances mark his New York Philharmonic debut.
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