Anthony McGill, clarinet
Anna Polonsky, piano

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 3:00 pm
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

“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). The New York Philharmonic principal clarinet and Avery Fisher Career Grant winner returns to Franklin Hall with the trademark brilliance, penetrating sound, and rich character that prompted a Philadelphia Inquirer critic to label his last PCMS recital “extraordinary.”

Lutosławski: Dance Preludes
Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata
Gaubert: Fantasie for Clarinet and Piano
Guastavino: Clarinet Sonata
Copland: Clarinet Sonata

The Artist(s)

Anthony McGill, clarinet
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. Mr. McGill has appeared as soloist with many orchestras including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,… Read More
Anna Polonsky, piano
Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and many others. Ms. Polonsky has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, Daedalus,… Read More


Anthony McGill: An Evening of Performance and Conversation
Saint-Saens, Tarantelle - Mimi Stillman, flute - Anthony McGill, clarinet - Charles Abramovic, piano
Social Series

This concert is part of the Social Series. Click here to learn more about the free tasting paired with this concert.