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    Sheena, Robert

    English horn player and oboist who attended the Northwestern University School of Music, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the University of California at Berkeley.  His instructors comprised William Banovetz, Richard Killmer, Marc Lifschey, John Mack, Grover Schiltz, and Ray Still.


    He was an extra player with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 1987.  In 1987, he became the assistant principal oboe and solo English horn player in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.  He took up the same positions with the San Antonio Symphony in 1991.  In May 1994, he became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Other groups with whom he has worked consist of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, the Boston Pops, the Boston Woodwind Society, the BUTI Young Artists Orchestra, Wind Ensemble & Chorus, and the Master Singers of Lexington.


    Recordings on which he appears include:  America; American Visions; Bartok:  Concerto for Orchestra, etc.; The Celtic Album; Chris Botti in Boston; Cinema Serenade 2:  The Golden Age; The Latin Album; Lieberson:  Neruda Songs for Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; Mahler:  Symphony No. 6; Morton Gould:  Symphony No. 2; Ravel:  Daphnis et Chloe; Ravel:  Ma Mere l’oye, Rhapsodie espagnole, etc.; Ravel:  Shehesrazade, etc.; Ravel:  Valse Nobles, Le Tombeau de Couperin, etc.; A Splash of Pops; and, Williams on Williams.


    Robert has performed several premieres of new works, such as “During Wind and Rain” by William Pfaff, “English Horn Concerto” and “Water Colors for English Horn and Chamber Orchestra” by Gabriel Gould, and “Odes for English Horn and Organ” by Daniel Pinkham.


    In the field of music education, he has taught at the Boston Conservatory, Boston University, the Longy School of Music, and Tanglewood.



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    2. http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/bio/robert-sheena?page=2
    3. http://www.oldies.com/search/results.cfm?q=clarinet-robert-sheena
    4. http://alb.merlinone.net/mweb/wmsql.wm.request?oneimage&imageid=5913530
    5. http://www.robertsheena.com/bio.html
    6. http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=80903
    7. http://tandkdaytoday.wordpress.com/tag/english-horn/
    8. http://www.robertsheena.com/CD.html
    9. http://www.bu.edu/cfa/2011/06/03/tanglewood/
    10. http://boswinds.org/DRDayMain.html
    11. http://www.themastersingers.org/adam.html











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