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Brentano Quartet w/ Anthony McGill, clarinet

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 593

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“The Brentano Quartet… is something special. Their music making is private, delicate, and fresh, but by its very intimacy and importance it seizes attention” (New York Times). For over 20 years, the Brentanos have been pushing boundaries with their imaginative programming and dazzling virtuosity. New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill joins this “ensemble of exceptional insight” (Daily Telegraph) for the world premiere of a new quintet by Israeli composer Shulamit Ran. “Mr. McGill played with his trademark brilliance, penetrating sound, and rich character,” said the New York Times in a recent review. “That the ovation was so enthusiastic was no surprise.”

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

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. McGill has appeared as soloist with.

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Brentano Quartet

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; the New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism”; the Philadelphia Inquirer praises its “seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.…more info