Bob Bernhardt, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera music director emeritus, will be interviewed by the Jewish Federation’s Communications Director Rachel Schulson on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road. The event costs $3 and includes coffee and a selection of desserts. RSVP to 493-0270 ext.10; email@example.com.
Organizers said, "Listen to stories about Bernhardt’s early days in Rochester, N.Y. Hear about his favorite rock bands. Learn what he has been doing since retiring from the CSO, and much more. Don’t miss this entertaining evening highlighted by the maestro’s repertoire of anecdotes and jokes."
Bob Bernhardt has been a frequent guest conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops. He has also been a guest with the Houston Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and others.
He has conducted staged productions of Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Bohème, Il Trovatore, The Flying Dutchman, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Carmen, Tosca, The Barber of Seville,Susannah, Don Pasquale, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Die Fledermaus, as well as many others.
Mr. Bernhardt is well known for his love of baseball and his dedication to making symphonic music throughout the community. Join us for this lively and exciting evening.
The Jewish Federation and its programs are open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation. The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga builds and fosters a strong unified Jewish community and strives to ensure its well-being and continuity locally, in Israel, and throughout the world.