Bob Bernhardt, Guest Conductor
Bob Bernhardt returns as guest conductor for this festive New Year’s Eve tradition. Bernhardt celebrates 41 years with the Louisville Orchestra. He is concurrently Principal Pops Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony and Music Director Emeritus and Principal Pops Conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. In the world of pops, he has worked with scores of stars from Broadway, Rock & Roll, and the American Songbook: from Brian Stokes Mitchell and Kelli O’Hara to the Beach Boys and Wynonna to Jason Alexander and Ben Folds and has performed extensively with the Boston Pops.
Mela Dailey, Soprano
As a 2014 Grammy winner and ten-time nominee with choral ensemble Conspirare, Soprano Mela Sarajane Dailey has inspired audiences with her vocal mastery and ability to connect with fans and critics alike.