The orchestra’s performance will take place on Monday at 7:30 p.m., in the Dixon Center.
The chamber orchestra is one of several feature programs of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.
Conductor of the CSO, Bernhardt is the second music director in the history of the orchestra’s existence. He is in his 17th, and final, season as music director and conductor of the CSO. Bernhardt will transition into his new role as CSO’s Music Director Emeritus starting in June 2011.
In addition to his tenure with the CSO, Bernhardt has served as principle pops conductor of the Louisville Orchestra for the last 28 years. In addition, he has plenty of guest conducting experience with orchestras nationwide like the Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, just to name a few.
The first combined professional resident symphony and opera company in the nation, the CSO enjoys performing nine months out of the year, from September to May, performing at the Tivoli Theatre, also known as “The Jewel of the South,” in Chattanooga.
With educational, community involvement, and outreach programs, the CSO is constantly involved in the local area. Programs that support music education and integration into school curriculums get students to experience a complete opera performance and encourage others with music and the arts themselves.
Tickets will be available at the Lee University Box Office in the Dixon Center, or by phone at 614-8343, one week prior to the concert, from 3 to 6 p.m.