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Anthony McGill, clarinet

About the Artist

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.

McGill appears regularly as a soloist with top orchestras around North America, and is also a dedicated chamber musician and collaborator, as well as a champion of new works. McGill has collaborated with many artists and ensembles known well to Schubert Club audiences, including the Miró and Pacifica quartets as well as soloists like Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham, and Midori. He has led tours with Musicians from Marlboro and regularly performs for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. In-demand as a teacher, he serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Bard College’s Conservatory of Music. We are delighted to welcome Anthony McGill to the Ordway for his International Artist Series debut.

Ticket Info

Due to capacity restrictions and the uncertainty of COVID, we are waiting to go on sale for single tickets to our winter and spring concerts until later this year. Single ticket availability will depend on capacity restrictions and guidelines from the State of Minnesota.


To be Announced.