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At Home with Anthony

Anthony McGill, clarinet
Anna Polonsky, piano
BSO Chamber Musicians
March 14, 2021
1:00 pm


James Lee III | Ad Anah
Carlos Guastavino | Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
I. Allegro deciso
II. Andante
III. Rondó: Allegro spiritoso

Gabriel Fauré
| Berceuse, Op. 16 feat. BSO Musicians Deborah Arthur and Jill Whitman
Steven Verhelst
| A Song for Japan feat. BSO Musicians Phil Heft, Brian Thomson, Bob Gray, and Andrew Wheeler
David Uber | Double Portraits: Concert Sketches for Trombone and Tuba feat. BSO Musicians Phil Heft and Mark Lindenbaum
I. Times Square
II. Twilight
III. The City Awakes

Of Note

First African American principal player for the NY Philharmonic.

Performed alongside violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianist Gabriela Montero at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Served as the Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera.

James Lee III composed Ad Anah, meaning "How Long?", in 2015 and collaborates with Anthony McGill.

Anthony McGill, New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet and first African American principal player joins us for an afternoon of musical delights and meaningful conversations in words and notes. Known for both his technical skills and musical lyricism, Mr. McGill has also risen to prominence in speaking out about social justice issues. 

“Exquisite combination of technical refinement and expressive radiance” - The Baltimore Sun 

Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel’s informative and engaging Pre-Concert Lecture about the program will air at 12:00 PM here on our website.

Discover More

WATCH: Anthony McGill live with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit.

READ: NPRS's Clarinetist Anthony McGill Kneels, Pleads And Plays For Justice.

WATCH: Brothers Anthony and Demarre McGill in this interview about their musical upbringing and how they give back.

READ: Check out Anthony McGill's website to learn more about him.