Philharmonic names new principal clarinet and bass
The New York Philharmonic has appointed Anthony McGill as principal clarinetist. The Chicago native has served in the same position with the Metropolitan Opera for the past decade, as well as enjoying a successful touring career as a soloist and chamber musician. McGill will begin his new post with the Philharmonic in September.
Timothy Cobb has been named as the Philharmonic’s new principal bass. Cobb joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as principal bass in 1989. He will take up his new position beginning with tomorrow night’s Mahler concert led by Bernard Haitink.