Dr. Robert G. Hasty

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Dr. Robert G. Hasty
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Dr. Hasty begins his second full year as Principal Conductor of the Strings, having quickly 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

“I think the…Strings is great. It’s one of the things that makes the fabric of Highland Park special.”
– Ken Henry, YEA! Highland Park

Stephanie Ettelson presents “The Art of Listening to Today’s Concert” prior to each concert at 2 p.m. s.e.