Anthony McGill

The First Black Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic.

Something special happens when two African American classical musicians come together to perform a work about the Black experience in America.  Anthony McGill, the first Black Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, has been on a tour of sorts with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Anthony Davis. McGill performs Davis’s reality-based work, You Have The Right To Remain Silent.  

In this edition of Classical Music In Color, hear the story of how McGill made his ascent to the top of the classical music world.  And how he’s helping others get there too. 

Events and Opportunities

Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by Ossie Davison PBS Great Performances “Broadway’s Best” lineup in May.

Grammy winning, Bass singer Morris Robinson’s one man show at the Fort Worth Opera

Early Music America’s Engagement Award

Cover Photo by: Martin Romero