Reviews

Anthony McGill
  1. New York Classical Review- “Gilbert, Philharmonic warm winter’s chill with trio of Romantic works”

    Jan 26, 2015

    “He showed a whimsical, rhapsodic wit, and was able to paint in numerous hues, evoking both intimacy and distance. Nowhere was this more evident than in the cadenza, twisting and …

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  2. New York Times- “Emotions Flip from Note to Note”

    Jan 26, 2015

    “…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.

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  3. Super Conductor- “Concert Review: Reed It and Weep”

    Jan 26, 2015

    “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 …

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  4. ConcertoNet “The Nielson Bewitchment”

    Jan 26, 2015

    “Mr. McGill, a diminutive whizzbang performer, never let that stop him for a moment. But while he could amaze us with his technique, it was in the two cadenzas where …

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  5. Examimer- “NYP principal clarinettist Anthony McGill discusses Nielsen Clarinet Concerto”

    Jan 13, 2015

    ” 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 …

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  6. New York Times- “An Instrumental Force in the Face of Darkness”

    Jan 9, 2015

    “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 …

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  7. BachTrack “Nielsen rings in the new year at the New York Philharmonic”

    Jan 9, 2015

    McGill, Principal Clarinet for the New York Philharmonic, is the total package. Stylish, passionate and limitlessly fluent on the clarinet, McGill galvanized the concerto into motion, breathing life into every …

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  8. Chicago Sun-Times: Anthony McGill, Pacifica Quartet triumph in Brahms-Mozart program

    Jul 23, 2014

    It was the kind of homecoming South Side native clarinet star Anthony McGill most enjoys. No speeches, no singling him out, just the chance to play great classical music with …

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  9. The Baltimore Sun: A brilliant recital by clarinetist Anthony McGill, pianist Christopher Shih

    Jul 23, 2014

    It isn’t news that Anthony McGill is a masterful clarinetist, but his recital Sunday evening for Music in the Valley still surprised. The pristine technique, the breadth of tone coloring, …

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  10. The Baltimore Sun: Clarinetist Anthony McGill gives radiant performance of Mozart concerto with BSO

    Jul 23, 2014

    The soloist, Anthony McGill, who is principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and a Peabody Conservatory faculty member, spun out a tone of such gossamer delicacy that it seemed …

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