For this next concert in our ongoing RAVE Performance Series, MO faculty member Sheila Hanford and her husband Robert have organized a special, intimate concert featuring works of Liszt, Piazolla, Moszkowski and more...
Robert and Sheila Hanford, violins
In addition to Sheila Hanford's work as a member of the MO faculty, she has performed with Chicagos Lyric Opera, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Philharmonic, Elgin Symphony and the Rembrandt Chamber Players. Sheila has also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Opera. She holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Northwestern University.
In addition to serving on the faculty of Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Robert Hanford is concertmaster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and a member of the Rembrandt Chamber Players. He has also served as concertmaster of the Music of the Baroque, the Chicago Philharmonic, and Ars Viva.
Previously, Robert was the associate principal second violinist of the Minnesota Orchestra, a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and a member of Chicago's Grant Park Symphony. He has appeared as soloist on numerous occasions with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony and many other Midwestern orchestras.
With MO Faculty Members:
Victoria Holland, soprano
Caroline Pittman, flute
Rick Ferguson, piano
And MO Alumna:
Eleanor Kirk, harp