McGill awed the audience with eloquent virtuosity. First, he played Rossini’s Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, full of dazzling runs and seemingly effortless trysts from the highest ... Read more
“Audience consensus suggested — and I concur — the highest point of the evening was McGill’s exceptional playing of Mozart’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A Major, K. 622.” ... Read more
“Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto could have used a stronger pulse in its sublime slow movement. But Metropolitan Opera clarinetist Anthony McGill played with the sort of supreme grace and legato that ... Read more
On Sunday afternoon, Cincinnati was treated once again to McGill’s luscious tone and superb musicianship in a substantial program to open the Constella Festival. McGill was the featured soloist in three ... Read more
“Williams’s 80th birthday will serve as the occasion for another gala concert (Aug. 18), with participation from Ma, conductor Leonard Slatkin, pianist Gabriela Montero, soprano Jessye Norman, and clarinetist Anthony ... Read more

Clarinetist Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. He serves as the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic — that orchestra’s first African-American principal player — and maintains a dynamic international solo and chamber music career.

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