“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
“…with the orchestra’s new principal clarinetist, Anthony McGill, taking on the solo part that flips through emotions ranging from sardonic humor to deep melancholy.” Read the full review here. Read more
“His trademark refinement was key to the serenity of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major (K. 581), and especially so in the quiet stirrings of the third movement.”       ... Read more
“I begin with last Sunday’s MET Orchestra concert (Fabio Luisi conducting w/ Renee Fleming, and clarinet soloists Anthony McGill, and Stephen Williamson) at Carnegie Hall. It was a concert wonderfully ... Read more
“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

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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