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
“Coming to the Philharmonic after a decade as a principal with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Mr. McGill played with his trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character. That the ovation ... 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
“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

Now in his second season as Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, Anthony McGill previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal Clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and has been recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber and orchestral musicians.

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