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Inauguration performance of Air and Simple Gifts
From left to right: Itzhak Perlman, Gabriela Montero, Yo-Yo Ma, and McGill performing Air and Simple Gifts at the 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama

Anthony McGill is an American clarinetist. He is the principal clarinetist for the Metropolitan Opera.

McGill grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He went to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He teaches at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Together with Itzhak Perlman (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), and Gabriela Montero (piano), he recorded and performed "Air and Simple Gifts" by John Williams, for Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony on 20 January 2009.

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