Principal trumpet for the Cleveland Orchestra, Michael Sachs has been named the Strings Music Festival’s new music director. Sachs is taking over for longtime co-directors Andres Cardenes and Monique Mead and will begin in fall 2014 with concerts kicking off in summer 2015.
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Apologies to Benjamin Franklin, but I have to add “and Steamboat summer will be too short, regardless of how wonderfully it seems to stretch out before you at the beginning of June.”
One of my jobs as stage manager at Strings is to get the shows started on time. In the crucial half-hour leading up to a performance, my most valuable tools are volume and repetition.
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