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JACK Quartet w/ Anthony McGill, clarinet

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 3:00 PM (Add to calendar)

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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This concert is part of the Concerts for the Community and Laurie Wagman Century Series, in Memory of Irvin J. Borowsky,

Deemed “superheroes of the new music world” (Boston Globe), the JACK Quartet is “the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment” (Washington Post). Joined for this program by New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, the NYC-based foursome will demonstrate why they have become “the musical vehicle of choice to the next great composers who walk among us” (Toronto Star).

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

JACK Quartet

Deemed “superheroes of the new music world” (Boston Globe), the JACK Quartet is “the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment.” (Washington Post) “They are a musical vehicle of choice to the next great composers who walk among us.” (Toronto Star) The recipient of Lincoln.

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Anthony McGill, clarinet

Considered among the top solo, chamber and orchestral musicians today, Anthony McGill, is now in his third season as principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, having previously been principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and associate principal of the Cincinnati Symphony. Performances throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South Africa in recital, chamber.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Concerts at the American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings.…more info