Anthony McGill and the Pacifica Quartet at KSU has been POSTPONED.

image of Anthony McGill in front of the Pacifica Quartet
Anthony McGill (center) and the Pacifica Quartet was originally scheduled to perform at KSU Bailey School of Music on January 22 at 8 p.m., but the event has been POSTPONED. More information will be posted when available. 

Grammy Award winner McGill performed at the inauguration of President Barack Obama

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 4, 2022)UPDATE: This concert has been POSTPONED. More information will be posted as soon as it is available.

Anthony McGill and the Pacifica Quartet, originally scheduled to perform at the Bailey School of Music on January 22 at 8 p.m., has been postponed. 

Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character” (New York Times), clarinetist Anthony McGill enjoys a dynamic international solo and chamber music career and is principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic—the first African American principal player in the organization's history. He is the recipient of the 2020 Avery Fisher Prize, one of classical music’s most significant awards.

McGill appears as a soloist with top orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Kansas City Symphony. He performed alongside Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriela Montero at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece by John Williams. 

At KSU, McGill will be joined onstage by the internationally acclaimed Pacifica Quartet. 

Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi, Director of the Bailey School of Music, said, “Presenting some of the best musicians in the world enriches our students’ educational experience and this community’s cultural landscape in unparalleled ways. Anthony McGill and the Pacifica Quartet have built a stellar reputation, and we are proud to bring them to KSU.”

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. 

Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was previously the quartet-in- residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has received multiple Grammy Awards for Best Chamber Music Performance. In 2017, the Pacifica Quartet was appointed to lead the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

McGill serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, and Bard College Conservatory of Music. He is the Artistic Director for the Music Advancement Program at The Juilliard School. In 2020, McGill’s #TakeTwoKnees campaign protesting the death of George Floyd and historic racial injustice went viral.

The concert originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in Morgan Concert Hall in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center HAS BEEN POSTPONED. For questions, please call Patron Services at 470-578-6650. 

--Kathie Beckett

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