Dr. Robert G. Hasty

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Dr. Robert G. Hasty

Dr. Hasty begins his sixth full year as Conductor of the Strings, having become beloved by the orchestra and the audience. Dr. Hasty is the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia of the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University where he also serves as the Associate Director of Orchestras.

He is also the Music Director of the Kenosha and the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestras and Artistic Director of the International Schools Choral Music Society. Dr. Hasty began his career teaching music in the public schools in Southern California. A noted researcher in music cognition, Dr. Hasty is the author of two publications delivered at the 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition in Sydney, Australia.

As a conductor, Dr. Hasty has appeared with the All-American College Orchestra at Walt Disney World, Beijing Youth Orchestra, and the Elmhurst and Grant Park Symphonies, among many others. He also continues to perform as a freelance violinist and violist. These days, you will find him fiddling in several Chicagoland clubs and venues with various local bands, most notably performing and recording with his wife, singer-songwriter Christina Trullio.

The HighlandPark Strings
1979-1980 Season

“The Highland Park Strings is loved as
much as it was…when a group of
musicians first played classical string
music for the community”
–Hilary Anderson, Highland Park Landmark

"Many many thanks to ...the Strings for
all the years of truly wonderful concerts.
The Strings are a real gem and true asset
to the area. Every single concert has
always been...of downtown caliber."
–Philip Bechen