Teddy Abrams

Teddy Abrams

Music Director

Music Director Chair sponsored by Mary and Barry Bingham, Sr.

Teddy Abrams is Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra (KY) and the Britt Festival (OR). A versatile musician, Abrams is also a composer, pianist, and clarinetist, as well as guest conducting across the U.S. A tireless advocate for the power of music, Abrams promotes interdisciplinary collaboration with organizations including the Louisville Ballet, the Center for Interfaith Relations, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Speed Art Museum, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Released on Decca Gold, All In—Abram’s debut album with the Louisville Orchestra— featured Abrams’ original work “Unified Field” and hit #1 on the US Classical Traditional Chart.

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Bob Bernhardt

Bob Bernhardt

Principal Pops Conductor

Celebrating his 35th consecutive season with the Louisville Orchestra, and his 20th Anniversary as Principal Pops Conductor,
Bob Bernhardt continues to bring his unique combination of easy style, infectious enthusiasm and wonderful musicianship to the city and orchestra he loves. He accepted the post of LO Assistant Conductor in 1981 and has worked with the Louisville Orchestra in every season since.

He is concurrently Principal Pops Conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, where he previously spent 19 seasons as Music Director, and now is in his 24th year with the company. He is also Principal Pops Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan, and Artist-in-Residence at Lee University in Cleveland, TN.

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