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Arts Chat: Anthony McGill
February 16, 2021 | 3:00 pm
Clarinetist Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. He serves as the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic — that orchestra’s first African-American principal player — and maintains a dynamic international solo and chamber music career. Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character” (New York Times), as well as for his “exquisite combination of technical refinement and expressive radiance” (Baltimore Sun), McGill also serves as an ardent advocate for helping music education reach underserved communities and for addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in classical music. He was honored to take part in the inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams and performing alongside violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianist Gabriela Montero. McGill performed in recital in Ramsey Concert Hall with pianist Gloria Chien in March 2016.
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This series of insightful conversations features some of today’s leading artists from across the artistic spectrum. The interviews showcase dynamic, highly accomplished artists in informal chats about their careers, the work that inspires them, and their hopes for the future. Watch for free on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
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