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Don Cagen

Don Cagen

Orchestra Member

Year Joined
Most memorable performance with the ESO

Joan Tower’s Made in America, Holst’s Planets, Mahler’s 1st Symphony, Stravinsky’s Petrouchka, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto

Favorite ESO soloist

Michelle Areyzaga, Mark O’Connor and Rachel Barton

Why I like playing with the ESO

Dedicated musicians bringing great art to the community.

Favorite composer or piece

Whatever I am working on right now!

When I’m not playing with the ESO, I’m…

Music is both my vocation and avocation. I am very fortunate!

Something most people don’t know about me

In fourth grade I chose the clarinet as my instrument. The music teacher said I did not have the right dental structure for clarinet, and suggested trumpet. Thanks Mr. Fleming!

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