Demarre McGill, flute
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Charles Overton, harp
Catalyst Quartet

Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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$25.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

Brothers Anthony and Demarre McGill have achieved a phenomenal level of success in the classical music world. The only siblings ever to win the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Anthony was appointed the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, and Demarre is the principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony. The Grammy Award winning Catalyst Quartet and harpist Charles Overton join these two outstanding wind musicians for a program that encompasses new works by Jeff Scott and Brian Raphael Nabors and Ravel’s dazzling Introduction et Allegro.

Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie for Flute and Harp, Op. 124
Scott: Sextet  World Premiere/PCMS Co-Commission
Nabors: 7 Dances  Philadelphia Premiere
Ravel: Introduction et Allegro

Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes (including intermission) 

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The Artist(s)

Demarre McGill
Demarre McGill, flute
Demarre McGill has gained international recognition as a soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, he has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seattle, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Grant Park, San Diego and Baltimore symphony orchestras and, at age 15, the Chicago Symphony. Now principal flute of the Seattle Symphony,… Read More
Anthony McGill
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character” (New York Times), clarinetist Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. In addition to his dynamic international solo and chamber music career, McGill is principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic—the first African-American principal player in the organization's history. In 2020,… Read More
Charles Overton
Charles Overton, harp
Equally at home in an orchestra or in a jazz club, Boston-based harpist Charles Overton creates a musical environment that is accessible, exciting and can resonate deeply with any audience, regardless of the genre of music. He began his harp studies at the age of ten under the direction of Lynelle Ediger, where as a member of her "American Youth Harp Ensemble'' he was afforded the opportunity at an early age to perform internationally in notable venues such  as the Salle Gaveaux in Paris and Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.… Read More
Catalyst Qt
Catalyst Quartet
Hailed by The New York Times at its Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished… playing with earthy vigor,” the Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet was founded by the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Organization in 2010. The ensemble (Karla Donehew Perez, violin; Abi Fayette, violin; Paul Laraia, viola; and Karlos Rodriguez, cello) believes in the unity that can be achieved through music and imagine their programs and projects with this in mind,… Read More


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