Philharmonic names new principal clarinet and bass

Wed May 14, 2014 at 5:55 pm
Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill

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.

Timothy Cobb

Timothy Cobb

One Response to “Philharmonic names new principal clarinet and bass”

  1. Posted Jun 29, 2014 at 5:58 pm by Bruce

    Hiring Tim Cobb as principle bass of the New York Phil a great move. He’s a fantastic player/musician. And McGill is terrific (he performed in front of millions at Pres Obama’s inauguration with Yo Yo Ma -which was “lip synced”). Both were formerly in the Met Orchestra. McGill is a worthy successor to the great Stanley Drucker.

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