Anthony McGill, clarinet
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola
Gloria Chien, piano

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 6:00 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). Pajaro-van de Stadt, violist of the Dover Quartet, has mesmerized PCMS audiences with her lyricism and “fleet and energetic…powerful and focused” playing (The Strad) 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
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, Kegelstatt

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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
Milena Pajaro-van de stadt, viola
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt is the violist of the Dover Quartet, the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. Ms. Pajaro-van de Stadt has appeared as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra; and has performed in recitals and chamber music concerts throughout the United States,… 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


An Evening of Performance and Conversation with Anthony McGill
Anthony McGill on becoming the first African American Principal of the New York Philharmonic