Anthony McGill, clarinet
Roberto Díaz, viola
Gloria Chien, piano

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Three exceptional musicians unite for a memorable evening of sonatas and trios. The annual PCMS appearances by Anthony McGill, the New York Philharmonic’s principal clarinet, showcase his “trademark brilliance and rich character” (New York Times). Díaz, president of the Curtis Institute, has mesmerized PCMS audiences with “a technical mastery and full-bodied tone that enter the rarer realm of artistry” (Philadelphia Inquirer) while Chien has been hailed as a pianist “who appears to excel in everything” (Boston Globe).

Brahms: Viola Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Hagen: Book of Days
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, Kegelstatt

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
Roberto Diaz
Roberto Dí­az, viola
A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music, following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin. As a teacher of viola at Curtis and former principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator.… Read More
Gloria Chien, piano
Selected by the Boston Globe as one of its Superior Pianists of the year, Taiwanese-born pianist Gloria Chien has one of the most diverse musical lives as a noted performer, concert presenter, and educator. She made her orchestral debut at the age of 16 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard, and performed again with the BSO with Keith Lockhart.… Read More


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