“Of course with the brilliant young Anthony McGill, a principal clarinetist at the Met, as soloist, the performance was a sure thing. Copland described this 18-minute score, completed in 1948, ... Read more
One of the opening program’s two soloists, McGill made Weber’s Clarinet Concertino in E-flat not just a delight, it was a celebration. There are probably symphony orchestras that have played ... 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
” When I was 15-years-old it was the first concerto I studied at length while at the Interlochen Arts Camp. I began playing it way too soon. Today, it remains ... Read more
“This concert program (seen Friday night) was also a coming-out party for Anthony McGill, the orchestra’s new clarinet who crossed Lincoln Center Plaza last year, joining the Philharmonic from the ... 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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