“Williams’s 80th birthday will serve as the occasion for another gala concert (Aug. 18), with participation from Ma, conductor Leonard Slatkin, pianist Gabriela Montero, soprano Jessye Norman, and clarinetist Anthony ... Read more
“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 ... 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
“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
“…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

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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