Anthony McGill Is Joined By His Brother Demaree On Symphony Hall’s Living American

Living American
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27: Franz Welser-Most leading the New York Philharmonic in the US premiere of Jorg Widmann's "Babylon Suite" at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall on Thursday night, February 27, 2020 in New York, NY. It was Mr. Welser-Most's first New York Philharmonic appearance since 2000.

This week on SiriusXM’s Symphony Hall, Anthony McGill, Principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic is back to curate another edition of Living American. This time he is joined by his brother Demaree McGill, Principal flute of the Seattle Symphony.

Anthony McGill, the first-ever African American Principal player of the New York Philharmonic, has posted a powerful musical protest video in a demonstration against the death of George Floyd and historic racial injustice, sparking a movement as artists and citizens amplify and respond to the protest using the hashtag #TakeTwoKnees. The two brothers will be talking about this movement and presenting music by Valerie Coleman, Jessie Montgomery, Nathalie Joachim and Tania Leon.

Hear this new edition of Living American Tuesday, June 22nd at 7 pm ET

You can listen to episodes of Living American on the SiriusXM App.

Living American presents music written by Americans (including new American citizens) who are composing music that:

  • Reflects the times we live in
  • Asks questions about our American life, and where we may be headed
  • Speaks of the still imaginable and achievable American Dream
  • Celebrates America the beautiful and America the hopeful Each program is be curated and hosted by a leading player in the 21st-century classical music world, including composers Jenifer Higdon, Nico Muhly and John Luther Adams; conductors Alan Gilbert, Leonard Slatkin and Gerard Schwarz; ensembles and performers including the Kronos Quartet, the Knights, the Imani Winds, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Conrad Tao.