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Anthony McGill

Sound Off with Katy Henriksen

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In this episode Katy talks to Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. He's the first African-American to hold a principal chair in the orchestra's history. In response to the murder of George Floyd and the protests that erupted surrounding police violence against Black people he launched the #taketwoknees initiative on social media. He’s also in an incredible trio with his brother, flutist Demarre McGill and pianist Michael McHale, as the McGill/McHale Trio. In addition to #taketwoknees, we discuss what it's like to be a symphony musician in the time of Covid-19 and how this time away from the concert hall could reset our ears to make music anew when we're finally able to return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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