Michael Sachs, Principal Trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra for nearly thirty years, guest conducts this second performance of the RCO’s 2017-18 season. The concert begins with a symphony for strings written by Felix Mendelssohn when he was a teenager. Then Mr. Sachs is featured as soloist in both Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto and Mozart’s lively “Posthorn” Serenade.

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

Michael Sachs, guest conductor and trumpet

Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 2 in D major
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E major
Mozart: Serenade No. 9 in D major, K. 320 “Posthorn”


Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major with Michael Sachs, trumpet, and the Santa Monica High School Wind Ensemble conducted by Kevin McKeown.

Michael Sachs photo
Michael Sachs

Michael Sachs joined The Cleveland Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 1988. Praised by critics for his “spectacular chops,” and “radiant tone,” he is recognized internationally as a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, teacher, author and clinician. Mr. Sachs is the longest serving Principal Trumpet in the history of The Cleveland Orchestra. He has also appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras and chamber groups, including the Houston Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Auckland (New Zealand) Philharmonia, Janacek Philharmonic, San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In addition to his orchestral duties, each summer Michael Sachs serves as Music Director of the Strings Music Festival in Colorado. Along with his active performance schedule, Mr. Sachs serves as Chairman of the Brass Division and Head of the Trumpet Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to serving on the faculty of leading summer festivals, Mr. Sachs regularly presents master classes and workshops at conservatories and major universities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is the author of Daily Fundamentals for the Trumpet, Mahler: Symphonic Works, Complete Trumpet Parts, and his most recent project, The Orchestral Trumpet, a 176-page comprehensive book and CD overview of standard orchestral trumpet repertoire. Read more at his website.