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Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. First-chair clarinet of the New York Philharmonic—that orchestra’s first African American principal player—he recently won the Avery Fisher Prize for his achievements as an instrumentalist and advocate for social change.
McGill returns to The Met to perform a program inspired by his family’s twentieth-century migration from the Deep South to Chicago as well as by the paintings of Kerry James Marshall and others in The Met’s collection. The evening features a world premiere composition by Richard Danielpour alongside performances of the Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet and Three Smiles for Tracey by Adolphus Hailstork. McGill is joined by the internationally acclaimed Catalyst Quartet for this uniquely personal performance.
Image: Anthony McGill, Karla Donehew Perez, and Karlos Rodriguez / photo by Stephanie Berger, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Studio), 2014