In partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Anthony McGill Livestream

Virtual Event

Premiered June 26, 2020


Florence Price


Leonard Bernstein

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

James Lee, III

Ad Anah?

Carlos Guastavino

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Anthony McGill has been recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber and orchestral musicians and was Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2018/19 Shaheen and Anil Nanji Guest Artist-in-Residence. CameraMusic is the Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s answer to COVID-19 where artists perform live, on camera, and over the Internet from wherever they are.

Anthony McGill’s and Anna Polonsky’s program celebrates the diversity of the Americas, from the music of pioneering African American composer Florence Price to the Argentinian folk-inspired work of Carlos Guastavino, to Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata, a synthesis of mid-20th century classical styles with jazz and Latin music, and finally to the music of contemporary African American composer (and Michigan native) James Lee III.

For more information about this program, visit Chamber Music Detroit’s event page.


Chamber Music Society of Detroit
Chamber Music Tulsa
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech
University of Chicago Presents, with WFMT (as media partner)
Shriver Hall Concert Series

Supporting Presenters

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio
Chamber Music Albuquerque
National Philharmonic
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
U Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
Chicago Youth Symphony
Curtis Institute of Music
Frankly Music
Milwaukee Youth Symphony
No Studios

About Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. He is the New York Philharmonic’s first African-American principal player.  McGill was honored to take part in the inauguration of President Obama, premiering a piece by John Williams alongside Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma.  He appears regularly as a soloist with top orchestras and chamber ensembles around North America and has collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Inon Barnatan, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, Mitsuko Uchida and Lang Lang.

ABOUT The Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s CAMERAMUSIC

“Musica da camera” (the Italian term for “chamber music”) takes on a whole new meaning during the COVID-19 crisis, as musicians everywhere find themselves isolated and unable to perform for live audiences. The Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s CameraMusic series is an answer to this, inviting artists to perform live over the Internet from wherever they are.