The great instrumentalists transcend the medium. In a way, Anthony McGill made the clarinet disappear at his extraordinary Philadelphia Chamber Music Society recital Thursday night with pianist Gloria Chien. Read ... 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
“In the jazz world, there’s no shortage of talk about musicians’ individual voices — how this saxophonist or that pianist is instantly recognizable on the basis of a single note ... 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
“Gifted clarinetist Anthony McGill joined Polonsky in Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1 by Brahms. The selection reflects how fond Brahms had become of ... 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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