Poster Anthony McGill
Clarinetist Anthony McGill
David Finlayson
Performance Today®

PT Weekend: Anthony McGill

Clarinetist Anthony McGill joins Fred Child as co-host for a special hour of PT. Plus, Bruce Adolphe joins us with this week’s Piano Puzzler!

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Francois Couperin, arr. Paul Bazelaire: 5 Pieces en concert: No. 4. Plainte
Amit Peled, cello | Eliza Ching, piano
Album: Cellobration
Centaur Records

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra | Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Margaret Chan calling from Carmel, NY

Joachim Stutschewsky: Hassidic Fantasy
Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio
Lillian & Robert Utsey Chamber Music Series, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Hour 2

Joel Puckett: Concerto Duo: Movement 1 The Great American Scream Machine
Anthony McGill, clarinet | Demarre McGill, flute | Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra | Allen Tinkham, conductor
Album: Winged Creatures
Cedille 90000187

James Lee III: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet
Anthony McGill, clarinet | The Pacifica Quartet
UGA Presents, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs: Movement 3 Beim Schlafengehen
Jessye Norman, soprano | Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig | Kurt Masur, conductor
Album: Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs
Philips 411052

Richard Lamb: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
Nina Simone, vocals and piano
Album: Silk & Soul
RCA 3837

Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonata Op. 120, No. 1: Movement 2 Andante un poco adagio
Anthony McGill, clarinet | Gloria Chien, piano
Album: Here With You
Cedille 207

Love the music?

Donate by phone

Show your support by making a gift to YourClassical.

Each day, we’re here for you with thoughtful streams that set the tone for your day – not to mention the stories and programs that inspire you to new discovery and help you explore the music you love.

YourClassical is available for free, because we are listener-supported public media. Take a moment to make your gift today.

More Ways to Give

Your Donation


Latest Performance Today® Episodes


Latest Performance Today® Episodes


About Performance Today®

To find a station near you on our Stations Listings page, click here.

American Public Media’s Performance Today® is America’s most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on hundreds of public radio stations across the country, including at 1 p.m. central weekdays on Minnesota Public Radio. More information about our stations can be found at APM Distribution.

Performance Today® features live concert recordings that can’t be heard anywhere else, highlights from new album releases, and in-studio performances and interviews. Performance Today® is based at the APM studios in St. Paul, Minnesota, but is frequently on the road, with special programs broadcast from festivals and public radio stations around the country. Also, each Wednesday, composer Bruce Adolphe joins host Fred Child for a classical musical game and listener favorite: the Piano Puzzler.

How do I leave a comment?

Send us a comment here.

About Performance Today®