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With 31 years experience as a Music Director, 35 years as a conductor of Pops, and 33 years in the opera pit, Bob Bernhardt brings a unique perspective and ability each time he is on the podium, and in every genre.

In 2015, Bob Bernhardt was named Principal Pops Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony and this season is celebrating his 20th year as Principal Pops Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra, as well as his 35th consecutive year with the company. It’a also his 5th season as Music Director Emeritus and Principal Pops Conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera (where he was Music Direc- tor for 19 seasons). He is also Artist-in-Residence at Lee University since 2011.

Formerly, he was Principal Conductor/Artistic Director of the Rochester Philharmonic, Music Director and Conductor of the Tucson Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of Kentucky Opera, Music Director and Conductor of the Amarillo Symphony, and Artistic Director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

This season marks his 24th as a frequent guest of the Boston Pops, which he first conducted at John Williams’ invitation in 1992. Along with Boston, he has been a frequent guest ...

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Featured Shows

Lights! Camera! Pops!

This concert explores the glorious history of film music, from its beginnings in the 1930s to last year’s blockbusters! From Korngold and Steiner and Ennio Morricone to John Williams, this concert will have your orchestra engaged and sounding wonderful, and your audience enthralled. Program can feature soloists from within your orchestra and solo piano.

Boston Pops Tribute

Bob pays tribute to the Boston Pops tradition; to the founder of Symphony Pops, Arthur Fiedler; and his successor, John Williams. A true crossover conductor throughout his career, Bob brings the audience back to how Pops got its start by combining the best of classical and popular repertoire for an elegant evening of entertainment. Piano soloist required.

Opera's Greatest Hits

Everyone knows these glorious melodies, and you'll fall in love with Opera's Greatest Hits. Four of today’s great young stars join Maestro Bob Bernhardt in a light-hearted, entertaining and radiantly beautiful tour of some of the most glorious music ever written. Bernhardt guides the audience every step of the way with his infectious enthusiasm, drawing them into the drama, humor, and passion of these timeless stories and famous tunes. All vocal charts provided.