Dr. Robert G. Hasty

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Dr. Robert G. Hasty
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The Strings is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert G. Hasty has been appointed Principal Conductor, making him only the third person to hold that position in 39 years. Dr. Hasty is the Music Director of the Kenosha Symphony and the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia at Northwestern University where he also serves as the Associate Director of Orchestras. He is also 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 has been an author for 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, Beijing Youth Orchestra, Elmhurst, Grant Park and Skokie Valley Symphonies, among many others. Dr. Hasty continues to perform as a freelance violinist and violist. Currently, he is living out a long-held musical fantasy as a fiddler, performing and recording with the band for his wife, singer-songwriter Christina Trulio.

Francesco Milioto displaying the award he received upon retirement which reads: “Thank you for 10 years of leadership, enthusiasm and dedication to the Highland Park Strings. Your conducting has led us to new heights."
Stephanie Ettelson presents “The Art of Listening to Today’s Concert” prior to each concert at 2 p.m. s.e.