Livestream performance by Anthony McGill, clarinet
Discover the soaring, emotionally-rich music of renowned clarinetist Anthony McGill in a free livestream performance presented in part by the Moss Arts Center.
Accessible through the Moss Arts Center website, virtual doors for the event open at 7:30 p.m. and Anthony McGill will present a pre-concert talk with Thomas Holt, professor of American and African American History at the University of Chicago, beginning at 7:35 p.m. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
The New York Philharmonic's principal clarinetist, McGill is the orchestra's first African-American principal player and is an ardent advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in classical music. With a brilliantly multifaceted solo and chamber music career, he's one of classical music's most recognizable figures, known for his performance at the inauguration of President Obama.
McGill recently made headlines for his stirring solo performance of America the Beautiful on Facebook. McGill challenged other musicians to join him in spotlighting the struggle for justice and decency, introducing the hashtag #TakeTwoKnees.
The repertoire for this performance includes Leonard Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Florence Price's Adoration, and Carlos Guastavino's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.
Watch the event on the Moss Arts Center's website.