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Anthony McGill to join JACK for premiere of Gordon Clarinet Quintet

August 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm
Anthony McGill and the JACK Quartet will perform the world premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's Clarinet Quintet November 20 at Roulette. Photo: David Finlayson

Anthony McGill and the JACK Quartet will perform the world premiere of Geoffrey Gordon’s Clarinet Quintet November 20 at Roulette. Photo: David Finlayson

Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, will join forces with the JACK Quartet for the American Music Project’s first event in New York, November 20 at Roulette. The concert will feature the world premiere of Geoffrey Gordon’s Clarinet Quintet, the second work commissioned by the Chicago-based project.

The program will also include Earle Brown’s String Quartet, John Cage’s Quartet In Four Parts and John Luther Adams’ The Wind in High Places.

The artists will repeat the program March 6, 2016 in Chicago at Ganz Hall.

Prior to joining the Philharmonic last September, Anthony McGill served as principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for a decade. He recorded the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the New York Philharmonic earlier this year and earned accolades for his recent disc of the Mozart and Brahms quintets with the Pacifica Quartet on the Cedille label.

The American Music Project (AMP) is a nonprofit foundation created in August of 2014 by Lawrence A. Johnson, music critic and founder of the Classical Review websites, to promote, commission and facilitate performances of music by American classical composers.

Amy Wurtz’s Piano Quintet, the first AMP commission, was premiered in Chicago last October, alongside works of David Diamond and Irving Fine.

The inaugural American Music Project grant awards, which help fund performances of works by American composers, will be announced Monday, August 17. The awards will go to organizations, ensembles and individuals performing American repertory in the 2015-16 season.

For more information or to make a contribution to the American Music Project, go to americanmusicproject.net

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