Susanna Phillips, soprano
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Myra Huang, piano

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

$30.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

Metropolitan Opera star Susanna Phillips brings her radiant soprano to the PCMS stage for the first time in seven seasons for this collaborative performance with New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill and pianist Myra Huang. Their program juxtaposes two Schubert works with much more recent pieces by American composers, including Chavah’s Daughters Speak, a new song cycle by James Lee, III for the same instrumentation as Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock. Setting poetry by Lou Ella Hickman, Lee, III gives voice to “thoughts that might have been spoken by women from the Bible who were not given an opportunity to have their expressions recorded in the sacred scriptures.”

Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965
Lee, III: Chavah’s Daughters Speak  Philadelphia Premiere
Schubert: Sonata in A Minor, D. 821, Arpeggione
Still: Romance

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

The Artist(s)

Susanna Phillips
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Alabama-born soprano Susanna Phillips continues to establish herself as one of today’s most sought-after singing actors and recitalists. Ms. Phillips is a recipient of The Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award. Known for her sparkling portrayal of Musetta in La bohème, Ms. Phillips has sung at the Met for 12 consecutive seasons in the roles of Musetta,… 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
Myra Huang
Myra Huang, piano
Acclaimed by Opera News as being “among the top accompanists of her generation,” and “…a colouristic tour de force” by The New York Times, Grammy® Award-nominated pianist Myra Huang is highly sought after for her interpretation of lieder and art song as well as her depth of musicianship and impeccable technique.… Read More


Susanna Phillips Rehearses L'Amour de Loin
Anthony McGill | Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata, Mvmt 3
Pre-Concert Talk

with Christine Anderson at 6:30pm