Bernard Adelstein
1928 - 2017
Hebrew Memorial Funeral Services - Sarasota
2426 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
Adelstein, Bernard
April 24, 1928 - September. 30, 2017
Bernard Adelstein, 89, of Sarasota, FL, was born in Cleveland, OH to Frank Adelstein and Rose Hechtman Adelstein. Bernard was a world renowned orchestral trumpet player known for his lyrical sound. He began his career at the age of 16 with The Pittsburgh Symphony followed by The Dallas Symphony and The Minneapolis Symphony, where he served as principal trumpet. Bernard was invited to return to his hometown to join The Cleveland Orchestra as principal trumpet where he remained for 28 years. Bernard travelled the globe touring with the orchestras led by world famous conductors. He played on numerous critically acclaimed recordings. He taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin College, and later was a Professor of Music at Indiana University. In 1994, he moved to Sarasota with his wife, Connie. Regarded as one of the finest classical trumpet players and revered by his many students, he always remained extremely modest about his playing. He was known for his colorful storytelling, his humor and kindness. Highly devoted to his wife Connie, his children and his career, Bernard also loved his summer cottage on Martha's Vineyard. Bernard is survived by his wife, Connie; his children, David of Chicago, IL, Frank of Ithaca, NY, and Marlene of Cottekill, NY; grandchildren, Lisa and Joel Fishbain, and Robyn; and great grandchildren, Claire and Reagan as well as nieces Lyn and Ilene.
Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Jewish Congregation of Venice, 600 N. Auburn Rd., Venice FL, with burial to follow. Donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society and The Alzheimer's Foundation. Online guestbook at Hebrew Memorial Funeral Services, 2426 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, is serving the family.

Published by Herald Tribune from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2017.
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So sorry to learn of Mr. Adelstein's passing. His recordings with the Cleveland Orchestra are second to none, especially those from the Szell-era!
July 1, 2019
I was a composition student at the Cleveland Institute c.1970. I frequently spoke with Mr. Adelstein, and sometimes accompanied or conducted for his trumpet students in recital. A fabulous, impeccably brilliant player, and a very nice man as well. I'll never forget sitting in on a Cleveland Orch rehearsal of the Ives 4th Symphony (tremendously complex) one morning in October, 1971. Later that day, I saw Bernie in the hall at CIM and asked him "how do you like playing the Ives 4th?" to which he responded: "I wish I had a buck for every note I missed." LR
Lawrence Rapchak
February 7, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 25, 2017
We were so sorry to hear about Bernard's passing. He touched so many lives throughout the years of his life. May his memory be for a blessing.
Rena Kahn
October 13, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of Bernard's passing. What a wonderful guy!
Dorothy Tiberii
October 11, 2017
Please accept condolences from my family to yours.
October 10, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences. May the love and hope God promises along with prayers and support from friends comfort the family during this difficult time.
October 5, 2017
Dear Connie we are so sorry to hear of your loss and offer our deepest condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
David and Althea
October 4, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss.
May you find comfort in knowing that the bible calls "God the source of life"
The one who gave life is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died.
Acts 17:24,25
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October 4, 2017
Reading Gods word of Hope for those who passed on is faith building and encouraging read John 6:40 TP
Tina Perry
October 4, 2017
Reading Gods word of Hope for those who passed on is faith building and encouraging read John 6:40 TP
October 4, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family.May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time .
October 4, 2017
Please accept my most sincere condolence for the loss of your beloved family member.
Such a talented and caring man will be
dearly missed by family as well as friends.
Read God's word the holy scriptures for
comfort and hope.
Ms. Jean
October 3, 2017
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