Only Annie Hanebuth would find her passion for the violin in an episode of Sesame Street that used the instrument as an example for the Letter of the Day and brought an orange to life to sing a song from the opera Carmen.
However, once you get to know her, it is clear Annie is the person who could witness magic at the age of eight in the performances of the Mississippi Valley Chamber Orchestra (MVCO) with Edward Schlueter. Her spellbinding skill with the violin granted her the honor of joining them in 2006, allowing Annie to nurture her fascination of classical music as second violinist in the Mississippi Valley Orchestra (MVO) and first violinist with the Golden Valley Orchestra.
Bewitched by the opportunity to play with the Minnesota Orchestra during the Orchestra’s Fantasy Camp in 2011, Annie played Aleksandr Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances in the finale of a season sampler concert while sitting beside Roger Frisch. Under the direction of Edward Schlueter (founder of MVO), and conductors from the MN Opera and the MN Orchestra, Annie has developed her own skills as an enchantress.
While the magic produced by the Mississippi Valley Orchestra can be found on iTunes, Annie can be found in supermarkets, conjuring citrus to sing.