He's now principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City, but you might best remember Chicago native Anthony McGill from his fine work alongside world class musicians Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Gabriela Montero at the first inauguration of Barack Obama in January of 2009.
On January 20 and 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, the South Sider comes home to take part in an annual tribute to the iconic civil rights leader. He'll perform with the Chicago Sinfonietta, baritone Eric Owens and the Waubonsie Valley High School Mosaic Choir. They'll all be led by music director and conductor Mei-Ann Chen.
Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 20 at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville (171 E. Chicago)
January 21 at Symphony Center in Chicago (220 S. Michigan)