Two free concerts to feature Cleveland Orchestra brass trio

Factory Seconds Brass Trio – Jesse McCormick, horn; Richard Stout, trombone; and Jack Sutte, trumpet – will perform two free concerts in Rocky River.

After presenting the Brazilian Guitar Quartet in October and Les Délices in November, Rocky River Chamber Music Society returns in February with not one, but two concerts! Both will feature The Cleveland Orchestra’s second-chair brass players – an ensemble with the playful title, “Factory Seconds Brass Trio.” Both concerts will take place in the outstanding acoustical environment of the sanctuary at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Boulevard in Rocky River. 

The Society's first concert in 2017 will be its biennial children's concert to be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m.  This interactive children’s concert with Factory Seconds Brass Trio will highlight French composer Francis Poulenc's "Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone," and will also include storytelling, audience participation and artwork. This 45-minute concert is appropriate for ages 3 and up.   

The following Monday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., Factory Seconds Brass Trio will perform an adult concert featuring works by Bach, Hindemith and Nelhybel. The program will also include the world premiere of a work for brass by contemporary classical music composer David Loeb. At both concerts the musicians of Factory Seconds Brass Trio will be Jack Sutte, trumpet; Jesse McCormick, horn; and Richard Stout, trombone.

In addition to holding the second chair positions in their respective brass sections of The Cleveland Orchestra, all three musicians are on the faculty of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.  Founded in 2012, Factory Seconds Brass Trio has performed locally, regionally and nationally in a variety of settings. Their depth of experience and broad repertoire ranging from Early Music to 20th and 21st century music brings a distinctive voice into brass chamber music.

As is true of all concerts presented by the Rocky River Chamber Music Society, there is no admission charge and all are welcome. For more information, visit, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or call 440-333-4296.

Feb. 18 Children’s Concert, Program:

  • Francis Poulenc, "Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone" (1945)
  • Also includes storytelling, artwork, and other audience participation activities.

Feb. 20 Adult Concert, Program

  • Jacques Arcadelt, "Chansons" (1554)
  • J. S. Bach, "Sinfonias" (1723)
  • Paul Hindemith, Fugues from "Ludus Tonalis" (1942)
  • Norman Sherman, "National Anthem of the Moon" (2015)
  • Robert Marek, "Trio for Brass" (1959)
  • David Loeb, "Madrigaletti" (2016, world premiere)
  • Vaclav Nelhybel, "Trio for Brass" (1965)

Carol Jacobs

Carol Jacobs is a retired archivist, librarian, and curator who resides in Westlake

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 9:57 AM, 02.07.2017