Anthony McGill Live Virtual Concert

CYSO is proud to be a supporting presenter for clarinetist and superstar alum Anthony McGill’s live virtual concert on Friday, June 26 at 7:00 pm cst (8:00 pm est). The program, which also includes pianist Anna Polonsky, will feature Leonard Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Florence Price’s Adoration, and Carlos Guastavino’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.
“Doors open” for the performance at 6:30 pm cst/7:30 pm est with a pre-concert talk with Anthony McGill and Thomas Holt, Professor of American and African American History at the University of Chicago
You can watch the livestream on Youtube or Facebook.
Clarinetist Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. He is the New York Philharmonic’s first African-American principal player. McGill was honored to take part in the inauguration of President Obama, premiering a piece by John Williams alongside Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma. He appears regularly as a soloist with top orchestras and chamber ensembles around North America and has collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Inon Barnatan, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, Mitsuko Uchida, and Lang Lang. McGill previously served as the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera. He most recently appeared on the CMSDetroit series last season when he opened the 2019-2020 season with the Miro Quartet performing Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Anna Polonsky, piano
Florence Price | Adoration
Arr. Anthony McGill
Leonard Bernstein | Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
James Lee, III | Ad Anah?
Carlos Guastavino | Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Chamber Music Society of Detroit
Howland Chamber Music Circle
University of Chicago Presents
Chamber Music Tulsa
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech
Shriver Hall Concert Series
Supporting Presenters:
Chamber Music Albuquerque
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Curtis Institute of Music
Frankly Music
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Michigan Festival of Sacred Music
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
National Philharmonic
No Studios
U Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
Youth Orchestras of San Antonio
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