SO A CLARINETIST & COMEDIAN WALK INTO A BAR…. Classical clarinetist Anthony McGill, the 2020 Avery Fisher prize recipient and the first Black principal player of the New York Philharmonic, and writer/comedian (and fellow clarinetist!) Kimberly Clark (Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready – Season 2 on Netflix; The Late Late Show w/ James Corden) reminisce about growing up as Black band kids in a heartwarming new project honoring the power of music education.

Through a heartwarming combination of photos, performance and conversation, Anthony and Kimberly connect over how being middle school band geeks continues to inform them as performers and people. They share their art and even come together to collaborate on a triumphant clarinet duet. They discuss their intersecting journeys as Black entertainers thriving in entertainment fields dominated by white men.


Gavotte et Six Doubles
Jean-Philippe Rameau 1683-1764

Passacaglia in C-sharp minor
Irene Britton Smith 1907-1999

7 Variations on God Save The King Wo0. 49
Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770-1827

Short Break

Three-Fours Op. 71
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 1875-1912 I. Allegro molto II. Andante III. Allegro moderato IV. Vivace V. Andante molto VI. Allegro assai

Troubled Water
Margaret Bonds 1913-1972

Fantasie Negre No. 1
Florence B. Price 1887-1953