CSO Extends Music Director Emeritus And Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt's Contract

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera announces it has extended its contract with Music Director Emeritus and Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt for an additional three years. His new contract is extended through May 2021. 

“Bob Bernhardt has been a stalwart conductor of the CSO for 25 years," said CSO Executive Director Samantha Teter.  "We are so happy to continue his association with us for another three years. He is beloved by our Pops and Opera audiences, and remains an integral part of the orchestral music scene in Chattanooga.” 

“I am thrilled to share the wonderful news of Bob Bernhardt's extension of his contract with the CSO. He is a tremendous asset to the community and to the CSO, and we are extremely fortunate to have our partnership with Bob,” said CSO Music Director, Kayoko Dan. “I look forward to continuing to collaborate with Bob and am excited that he will continue to be part of the CSO.” 

Mr. Bernhardt is currently celebrating his 25th anniversary with the CSO and will be conducting a special Pops performance in April featuring some of his favorite pieces from Broadway, film, classical, and opera. In addition to conducting several of the CSO’s Pops concerts and special events, Mr. Bernhardt will also continue to provide adult education opportunities throughout the season and will be conducting the CSO’s highly anticipated 2019 production of the grand opera, Carmen. 


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