Chicago Philharmonic First Chair Cello Barbara Haffner

Barbara HaffnerQ. Who inspired you to pursue music as a career?

A. My mom played violin and taught elementary school music and deeply loved music. She was a great inspiration to me!

Q. What new endeavors would you like to see the CPO pursue in the future?
A. I would love to see more parties for our donors. The salon concerts we have done have been a lot of fun, and we get to meet our supporters!

Q. What do you like most about the CPO’s ensemble approach to creating music?
A. The CPO assumes we are all brilliant and are perfect at the first rehearsal. This means our rehearsals focus entirely on the conductor’s interpretation.

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