The star profile of clarinetist Anthony McGill was both confirmed and accelerated by his invitation to perform at President Barack Obama’s first inauguration, along with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma. Their performance, it later turned out, was actually mimed, with the prerecorded music—a John Williams chamber piece composed for the occasion—piped over the PA to avoid tuning problems that would have been unavoidable in the bitterly cold January weather. But most shrugged their shoulders at the news: they put on a good show, and no one doubts the virtuosity of Perlman or Ma. Nor, by now, that of the lesser-known McGill after that gig brought him to more high-profile venues such as the Steve Harvey Show and MSNBC; he was recently named principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. If it were possible for a classical woodwind musician to become a household name—it probably isn’t, but if it were—McGill would be the guy to do it. Oct. 26 at the Mansion at Strathmore. $32.