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An American Triptych: Mazzoli, Davis, and Adams

Oct 20 - Oct 23


Three of America’s leading composers. Missy Mazzoli creates a solar system of sound, and John Adams pulls out the stops in his virtuosic orchestral showcase. Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill is the soloist in Anthony Davis’s autobiographical depiction of a tense encounter with the police. Dalia Stasevska — the rising star who conducted the 2018 Nobel Prize Ceremony — leads the program.

An American Triptych: Mazzoli, Davis, and Adams


7:30 PM





7:30 PM





8:00 PM





8:00 PM





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Alice Tully Hall


1 Hour 15 Minutes
No Intermission


Missy Mazzoli

Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)

Anthony Davis

You Have the Right To Remain Silent

John Adams

Chamber Symphony


  • Dalia Stasevska


    Dalia Stasevska is chief conductor of Lahti Symphony Orchestra, artistic director of the International Sibelius Festival, and principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has made several appearances at the BBC Proms and conducted the Last Night of the Proms in 2022. Together with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, she opened the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival. 

    In the 2022–23 season Stasevska conducts orchestras such as the Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Toronto symphony orchestras, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra, and returns to the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. She also appears with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. 

    In summer 2022 she toured Germany with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, debuting at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, and in autumn 2022 they embarked on a six-concert tour to Japan with soloists Sol Gabetta, Nicola Benedetti, and Roderick Williams. In spring 2023 Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra collaborate on a project with Grégoire Pont at the Barbican Centre titled Our Precious Planet. Performing works of living composers is a core part of her programming, and with Lahti Symphony Orchestra she has presented works by Missy Mazzoli, Andrew Norman, Thomas Adès, Helen Grime, Kaija Saariaho, and Outi Tarkianen. Recent highlights include the Baltimore and Seattle symphony orchestras, Orchestre National de France, returns to the Oslo Philharmonic and NAC orchestras, and the opening of the Tongyeong Festival.  

    A passionate opera conductor, Stasevska debuted at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival this season, and has conducted at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Norske Opera, Kungliga Opera Stockholm, Opéra de Toulon, and Stockholm’s Baltic Sea Festival.

    Dalia Stasevska studied as a violinist and composer at the Tampere Conservatoire and violin, viola, and conducting at the Sibelius Academy. As a conductor her teachers include Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam. She was awarded the Order of Princess Olga of the III degree by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in October 2020 for her significant personal contribution to the development of international cooperation, strengthening the prestige of Ukraine internationally, and popularization of its historical and cultural heritage. In December 2018 she conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic at the Nobel Prize Ceremony, and in 2020 she was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor Award.

    Learn more about Dalia Stasevska
  • Anthony McGill


    Anthony McGill joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Clarinet, The Edna and W. Van Alan Clark Chair, in September 2014, becoming the Philharmonic’s first African American Principal player. He is the recipient of the 2020 Avery Fisher Prize, one of classical music’s most significant awards, given to musicians who represent the highest level of musical excellence.

    Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character” (The New York Times) and “exquisite combination of technical refinement and expressive radiance” (The Baltimore Sun), he is recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians. McGill also serves as an ardent advocate for helping music education reach underserved communities and for addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in classical music. He took part in the inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams alongside violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianist Gabriela Montero.

    Anthony McGill appears regularly as a soloist with top orchestras around North America, including the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony. As a chamber musician, McGill is a collaborator of the Brentano, Daedalus, Guarneri, JACK, Miró, Pacifica, Shanghai, Takács, and Tokyo Quartets, as well as Emanuel Ax, Inon Barnatan, Gloria Chien, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, Mitsuko Uchida, and Lang Lang. He has toured with Musicians from Marlboro and regularly performs for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Festival appearances include Tanglewood, Marlboro, Mainly Mozart, and Music@Menlo, as well as the Santa Fe, Seattle, and Skaneateles Chamber Music Festivals.

    McGill has recorded Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, led by then Music Director Alan Gilbert, released on Dacapo Records. He has also recorded three albums released by Cedille Records: one with his brother, Seattle Symphony principal flute Demarre McGill, and pianist Michael McHale; another featuring the Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets with the Pacifica Quartet; and Winged Creatures, recorded with Demarre McGill and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras led by Allen Tinkham. McGill collaborated with Gloria Chien on his first album, which featured music from France, Russia, and America.

    A dedicated champion of new music, Anthony McGill premiered Richard Danielpour’s From the Mountaintop in 2014, written for him and commissioned by the New Jersey Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and Orchestra 2001. In 2021 he joined the Pacifica Quartet to perform the world premiere of James Lee III: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet. He served as the 2015–16 Artist-in-Residence at WQXR and has appeared on Performance Today, MPR’s Saint Paul Sunday, and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. He has appeared on NBC Nightly News and MSNBC in stories about the McGill brothers. In 2020 his #TakeTwoKnees campaign protesting the death of George Floyd and historic racial injustice went viral.

    A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Anthony McGill previously served as principal clarinet of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and associate principal clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In demand as a teacher, he serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, and he is artistic director of the Music Advancement Program at Juilliard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Harmony Program and on the advisory council of the InterSchool Orchestras of New York.

    Learn more about Anthony McGill
  • Earl Howard


    Earl Howard is a composer, performer, and improviser on saxophones and electronics, presenting his compositions in the United States and Europe for more than 40 years at numerous venues, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall, The Kitchen, Donaueschingen Festival, Ars Electronica, Merkin Hall, and Whitney Museum of American Art. His method of creating orchestrated sounds with electronics and processing live improvisation creates unique, densely layered textures. In 2011 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to compose Superstring for a large ensemble — featuring performers including Wu Wei, Miya Masaoka, Ernst Reijzeger, and Mark Dresser — which was premiered at Roulette. He has received three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships as well as Harvard’s Fromm Foundation Commission in 1998.

    Learn more about Earl Howard

Special Thanks

Dalia Stasevska's debut with the New York Philharmonic is made possible by the Kurt Masur Fund for the Philharmonic, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic’s Music Director Emeritus, the late Kurt Masur.


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