New Year’s Eve with The Symphony

New Year’s Eve with The Symphony

Saturday, December 31, 2022 | 8:30pm

Concert Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.           No Intermission

The Granada Theatre.

Few events evoke as many emotional, nostalgic and visceral responses as New Year’s Eve with The Symphony. Fan favorite Bob Bernhardt returns to guest conduct a rousing program of glitz, glamor and symphonic joy. This program sells out quickly; reserve your seats early!

The Artists

Bob Bernhardt, Guest Conductor

*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.

Learn more about the music: read the Program Notes COMING SOON.

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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.


Born in Rochester, New York, Robert Bernhardt holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California Thornton 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.

Please note: The safety of our patrons, artists, orchestra members, and staff is our top priority. Therefore we are complying with the Granada Theatre’s Covid Safety protocols. Concert goers must show proof of vaccine or negative covid test, and all patrons must wear masks inside the theatre. Learn more important details about the Granada’s Covid requirements here.

*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.

Conducted by The Santa Barbara Symphony’s
World Renowned Conductor

Nir Kabaretti

Nir Kabaretti has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.

A very warm and special thank you
to our 2022/23 season donors and the sponsors making
this event possible!

Principal Concert Sponsor
-- Samuel M. & Alene S. Hedgpeth --
Artist Sponsors
-- Patricia Gregory for the Baker Foundation --
Conducting Sponsor
-- Dr. Bob Weinman -- --
Champagne Sponsor
-- Marilynn Sullivan -- --

2022/23 Concert Season Sponsor

Sarah & Roger Chrisman

Corporate Season Sponsor

Grand Venue Sponsor

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