CMS Front Row National – Concert #10
Anthony McGill: March 14, 2021 at 3pm (Central Time)
CMS Front Row National is a series of programs, expertly curated by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, to celebrate chamber music at its finest. San Antonio Chamber Music Society is proud to be a CMS Front Row National Broadcast Sponsor.
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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” (The New York Times), as well as for his “exquisite combination of technical refinement and expressive radiance” (The 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.
“Abyss of the Birds” from Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Sonata for Clarinet
Trio in A minor for Clarinet,
Cello, and Piano,
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