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Clarinetist Anthony McGill to Perform for Diehn Concert Series

Acclaimed clarinetist Anthony McGill will perform on the Old Dominion University campus at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, for the Diehn Concert Series. The concert will be held in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

World-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman recently lauded McGill in The New York Times for his artistic style: ""That's like the fingerprint or footprint or what an artist is about. When Anthony McGill started to play, I said, 'Oh my God, that's a sound. I love that sound.'"

The winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, McGill currently serves as principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Prior to this position, he was associate principal clarinetist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, following studies at the Curtis Institute with Donald Montanato and at the Interlochen Arts Academy with Richard Hawkins.

Since his solo debut in 1991, McGill has appeared with the Baltimore and New Jersey symphonies, and with the Tokyo, Guarneri and Avalon quartets and Opus One. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and appeared at Lincoln Center as a member of its Chamber Music Society Two.

Along with Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Gabriela Montero, McGill performed at the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama. He has also toured Japan with pianist Mitsuko Uchida and members of the Brentano Quartet.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for students and $15 for the general public. For more information call 683-5305 or visit http://oduartstix.com.

The Diehn Concert Series is made possible by an endowment established at The Norfolk Foundation by the late F. Ludwig Diehn and his wife.

This article was posted on: November 13, 2011

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