<November 2018>

Positively Pops

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Orchestra Hall
Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 3:00 PM

Concert Description

A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler

Robert Bernhardt returns to the DSO for an afternoon honoring the showmanship of Arthur Fiedler and the beloved tradition of pops music. Enjoy the favorites that drew record audiences, from Sousa to sizzling showpieces, classic film scores to the best of Broadway, and much, much more!


Robert Bernhardt, conductor  Bio

Robert Bernhardt's professional opera career began with the Birmingham Opera in 1979, two years before he joined the Louisville Orchestra. He worked with Kentucky Opera for 18 consecutive seasons including six as their Principal Guest Conductor. With his own opera company in Chattanooga, he has conducted dozens of fully-staged productions in a genre he adores.

Born in Rochester, New York, he holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California’s School of Music, where he studied with Daniel Lewis. He is also a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he was an Academic All-American baseball player. While not all the research is in, Bernhardt believes that he is the only conductor in the history of music to be invited to Spring Training with the Kansas City Royals. After four days, they suggested to him a life in music.

Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin 1   Bio

Kimberly Ann Kaloyanides Kennedy won her coveted position as a violinist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the age of 22. In 2003, Kennedy further realized her dream when she became Associate Concertmaster until being appointed Acting Concertmaster in 2011.

Kimberly enjoys performing chamber music regularly around Michigan with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Cuttime Players, Cuttime Sinfonica, on series such as Chamber Music North, Fairlane Concert Guild, Pro Mozart, Classical Brunch in Birmingham and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival.