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Clarinetist Anthony McGill with Peoples' Symphony Concerts on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30pm

February 23, 2021 | By Frank Salomon
Manager, Peoples' Symphony Concerts

CLARINETIST ANTHONY MCGILL TO BE HEARD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 AT 7:30 PM (AND FOR 6 DAYS) IN VIRTUAL PROGRAM WITH LIVE POST-CONCERT Q&A IN PEOPLES' SYMPHONY CONCERTS' 120TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH PIANIST ANNA POLONSKY

Tickets As Low As $ 10 Per Person But Free for Essential Workers & Students - Program Includes Works By African-American Composers James Lee III and Jesse Montgomery as well as Telemann, Brahms & Bernstein

A few words from Anthony McGill HERE:

 

Star Clarinetist Anthony McGill, the first African-American principal player in the history of the New York Philharmonic, who played at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, will appear in a one-hour streaming concert and live post-concert Q & A on Saturday, February 27 in New York's oldest and most treasured concert series - the affordable and "essential" (NY Times) Peoples' Symphony Concerts (www.pscny.org).

Anthony McGill and noted pianist Anna Polonsky will offer works by two acclaimed young African-American composers - James Lee, III, who received his undergraduate as well as masters and doctorate degrees at the University of Michigan and Ms. Jesse Montgomery, a native New Yorker, who, together with composer-violinist Jannina Norpoth, is reimagining Scott Joplin's "Treemonisha," commissioned by a consortium of leading U.S. and international presenting organizations, among other projects. Also on the program are works by Telemann, Brahms and Bernstein.

In appreciation of the City's essential; workers, the series is offering, without charge, McGill's concert and the 16 other performances by the stellar artists helping to celebrate its 120th Anniversary season, not only to essential workers, but also to students who have faced so many challenges during the pandemic.

For as little as $ 10 per person, others can hear some of the classical world's stariest names - pianists Emanuel Ax, Garrick Ohlsson, Shai Wosner; violinists Augustin Hadelich, Pinchas Zukerman; the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and top string quartets - the Calidore, Dover, Jack and Juilliard. More information and tickets are available at www.pscny.org

Each of the season's 16 concerts (including those that have already been streamed) are available for the whole season and can be heard for a full week from their selection.

The program:

Bernstein: Sonata for clarinet and piano
James Lee III: Ad Anah?
Telemann: Fantasy No. 1
Telemann: Fantasy No. 2
Telemann: Fantasy No. 6
Jessie Mongtomery: Peace
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major

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Anthony McGill

Anna Polonsky

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