Dr. Henry Panion Set To Receive Two Awards This Month For His Work As Producer And Humanitarian

Esteemed Composer, Arranger, Producer Dr. Henry Panion Set To Receive Two Awards This Month For His Work As Producer And Humanitarian, Announces Upcoming Collaborations with Gospel Music Hall of Famer Richard Smallwood and Grammy and Dove Award-Winning Singer Yolanda Adams.


Dr. Henry Panion is busy setting major performance events for the fall and 2023 after completing a four-hour commissioned extravaganza for the World Games, featuring 500 performers and over 40 new compositions and arrangements. He will also be receiving awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Alabama Holocaust Education Center (AHEC) for his career as a composer and producer, as well as his work on the groundbreaking PBS special Dreams of Hope.

On September 9 in Atlanta, Dr. Panion will receive the NATAS 2022 Silver Circle Award for his 25+ year career and significant contributions to the broadcast industry and to the communities in the Southeast. He serves on the governing board of the Southeast chapter of NATAS and will be receiving the award for accomplished producers and anchors in regional television.


Dr. Panion will then be honored by AHEC's annual fundraising event, L'Chaim 2022, for his integral role in producing Dreams of Hope: Birmingham's Historic 16th Street Baptist Church Welcomes Violins of Hope, a unique PBS documentary featuring carefully restored violins from concentration camps, that not only keeps the lessons of the Holocaust alive, but also delves into the history of a homebound hate crime at the 16th Street Baptist Church in which four African American girls lost their lives. The trailblazing documentary won an unprecedented 13 Telly Awards, 2 Emmys for Music Composition and Audio Post Production, and accolades from film festivals across the world from New York to Jerusalem, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Sydney.

Dr. Panion has been confirmed as arranger and conductor for the upcoming Tribute to Richard Smallwood with Symphoria Symphony Orchestra on September 30 in Syracuse, New York. He has arranged a number of the Gospel singer’s classic tunes including "I Love the Lord," "Bless The Lord," "Total Praise," as well as compositions by John Legend and Common, "Glory from Selma," Byron Cage, "Presence of the Lord," Glen Burleigh "Order My Steps," and Dr. Panion will conduct the orchestral renditions featuring Smallwood and the Richard Smallwood Singers.


Three shows have been announced for 2023 with frequent collaborator, Yolanda Adams, in which Dr. Panion is engaged as conductor and arranger with an orchestra, rhythm section, and choir for Adams' hits with The Greensboro Symphony at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts on March 25 and The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center on June 20 and 21.


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