Curtis alumni celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 17, 2014
Guests: Anthony McGill and Stanford Thompson
The Curtis Institute of Music has nurtured its musical prodigies to go on to various careers in international concert halls and on recordings. As many of the graduates’ careers have taken off, they often take the time to inspire young, developing musicians. A Martin Luther King, Jr. concert this weekend has brought several Curtis alumni together. Our guests, ANTHONY MCGILL and STANFORD THOMPSON are part of a concert of new music presented by Orchestra 2001. McGill, Principal Clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will be performing a world-premiere clarinet concerto composed by a Curtis alumnus, Richard Danielpour. And Curtis trumpet major Thompson, returns to Radio Times to give us an update on his program, Play on Philly!, a tuition-free, after school program now on two campuses. Thompson’s students will be playing along with McGill at the concert this weekend.