“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
“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
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
“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
“When you have the services of an artist as suave and eloquent as clarinetist Anthony McGill, it only makes sense to put him in the spotlight and keep him there. And ... 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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