Memorial For Us All: Anthony McGill

In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, many rituals we hold dear are no longer possible. As we find our footing in this new terrain, faith leaders have enlisted New York City artists and Lincoln Center to offer a weekly Memorial For Us All. Music unlocks thoughts, feelings, and memories that unite and free us. These memorials allow music to begin to heal us all, as it has in so many rituals since the beginning of time.

Anthony McGill led the sixth Memorial For Us All on Sunday, June 7 at 6:00 pm ET.

Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character“ (The New York Times), Anthony McGill serves as the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic—that orchestra’s first African-American principal player. McGill also maintains an international solo and chamber music career, and he advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in classical music.

Memorial For Us All is a secular community remembrance, welcoming all to celebrate the lives of those who have left us too soon.