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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National


February 24, 2021 | 3:00 pm - March 2, 2021 | 3:00 pm

Anthony McGill

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Front Row: National
Artist Series: Anthony McGill, clarinet

Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound, and rich character” (New York Times), clarinetist Anthony McGill enjoys a dynamic international solo and chamber music career in addition to his role as principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic—the first African-American principal player in the organization’s history. This program features two 20th-century French works as well as one of Brahms’s four chamber works in which the clarinet is the primary instrument.


WATCH: Enjoy this performance for free on this page at any time during the timeframe above. The video will appear here at 3:00 pm on Feb. 24.


About Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National
This curated series of high-quality pre-recorded performances by New York City’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center showcases a variety of classical music’s brightest stars—many of whom have performed in Hodgson Concert Hall over the years.

Photo: David Finlayson

  • Performers

    Anthony McGill, clarinet
    Alisa Weilerstein, cello
    Inon Barnatan, piano
    Gloria Chien, piano

  • Program

    MESSIAEN: Abîme des oiseaux (Abyss of the Birds) from Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
    Anthony McGill, clarinet

    POULENC: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
    Anthony McGill, clarinet, Gloria Chien, piano

    BRAHMS: Trio in A minor for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114
    Anthony McGill, clarinet; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

  • Supported by

    Dr. Carl S. Hoveland