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Anthony McGill, clarinet

Overview

Recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber and orchestral musicians, Anthony McGill was named Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic beginning in September 2014. He previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal Clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

McGill has appeared as soloist with many orchestras including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra and the New York String Orchestra, all at Carnegie Hall. In January of 2015 he performed and recorded the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the New York Philharmonic. Other orchestra performances have been with the Baltimore, Kansas City, Memphis, New Jersey and San Diego symphonies, as well as Orchestra 2001 and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.

As a chamber musician McGill has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with the Brentano, Daedalus, Guarneri, Miro, Pacifica, Shanghai and Tokyo quartets and in 2015-16 will be with the Dover, JACK and Takacs quartets. He will tour with Musicians from Marlboro, performs under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and appears on such series as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the University of Chicago Presents. Festival appearances include Tanglewood, Marlboro, Mainly Mozart, [email protected], and Santa Fe, Seattle and Skaneateles chamber music festivals, to name a few.

Anthony McGill has collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, Mitsuko Uchida and Lang Lang, and on January 20, 2009, performed with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Gabriela Montero at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

A participant in the 2015 Chicago Humanities Festival, McGill is the 2015-16 WQXR Artists in Residence and has appeared on Performance Today, MPR’s St. Paul Sunday Morning and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. In 2013 with his brother Demarre, he appeared on NBC Nightly News, the Steve Harvey Show and on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Anthony McGill is in demand as a teacher, and serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Bard College Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of Music, and has given master classes throughout the United States, Europe and South Africa.

"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."

-San Francisco Chronicle

JACK Quartet w/ Anthony McGill, clarinet

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 3:00 PM

American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Program

Seeger: String Quartet 1931
Bermel: Clarinet Quintet—A Short History of the Universe
Balter: Chambers
Carter: String Quartet No. 2

 

This concert is supported by The Presser Foundation

McGill-McGill-McHale
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Demarre McGill, flute; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Michael McHale, piano

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Poulenc: Flute Sonata
Shostakovich: Four Waltzes for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano
Schoenfield: Sonatina for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano
Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata
RogersonA Fish Will Rise
Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Saint-Saëns: Tarantella in A Minor for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano

Brentano Quartet
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Brentano Quartet w/ Anthony McGill, clarinet

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: Quartet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 50, No. 4
Ran: STREAM for Clarinet Quintet [World Premiere - PCMS Commission]
Dvorák: Quartet in C Major, Op. 61

Special time of 8:00 PM

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm with Scott Ordway

Jonathan Biss
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30th Anniversary Gala

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Richard Goode, piano; Jonathan Biss, piano; Sarah Shafer, soprano; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Pamela Frank, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Brentano Quartet

Haydn: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV:29
Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor, D. 940
Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965
DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

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Pacifica Quartet w/ Anthony McGill, clarinet

Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Carter: Quartet No. 5
Mendelssohn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

Anthony McGill, clarinet
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Anthony McGill, clarinet and Gloria Chien, piano

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

DebussyPremière rhapsodie
Scriabin: Selection of Preludes [Arr.]
Scriabin: Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9, No. 2 [Arr.]
MessiaenAbí®me des oiseaux
Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata
SchumannDrei Romanzen, Op. 94
BergVier Stí¼cke, Op. 5
WeberGrand Duo concertant, Op. 48

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Brentano Quartet w/ Anthony McGill, clarinet

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, “Joke”
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
Brahms: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

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PCMS 25th Anniversary Celebration

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Emanuel Ax, piano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Roberto Dí­az, viola; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Tokyo String Quartet

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-­flat Major, Op. 11
Mendelssohn: String Quintet in B-­flat Major, Op. 87
Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E­-flat Major, Op. 44

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Tokyo Quartet w/ Anthony McGill, clarinet

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Auerbach: Quartet No. 2, “Primera Luz” [Philadelphia Premiere]
Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B-­flat Major, Op. 3

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Curtis Chamber Orchestra; Joseph Silverstein, conductor; Anthony McGill, clarinet

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80
Debussy: Première rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orhestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter”

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Tokyo Quartet w/ Anthony McGill, clarinet

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Bartók: Quartet No. 3
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

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Guarneri Quartet w/ Anthony McGill, clarinet

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Beethoven: Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115
DvoÅ™ák: Quartet in C Major, Op. 61, B. 121

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Anthony McGill, clarinet; David Soyer, cello; Natalie Zhu, piano

Date: Monday, March 3, 2003 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Schumann: Fantasiestí¼cke, Op. 73
Debussy: Première rhapsodie
Françaix: Tema con variazioni
Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

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Anthony McGill, clarinet; David Soyer, cello; Natalie Zhu, piano

Date: Monday, November 5, 2001 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Saint-Saí«ens: Clarinet Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 167
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata
Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11

San Francisco Chronicle

“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.”

Cincinnati.com

“It was clarinet heaven.”

San Diego Union Tribune

“There are probably symphony orchestras that have played entire seasons with less joy than McGill packed into this relatively short showpiece.”

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