NOI+F Masterclass by Ricardo Morales, clarinet
- The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
See the NOI+F faculty in action in our open masterclasses! As a courtesy to the musicians, please arrive early and be seated prior to the start of the class. Late seating will occur during breaks and at the discretion of the usher.
Ricardo Morales is one of the most sought after clarinetists of today. He joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal clarinet in 2003 and made his solo debut with the Orchestra in 2004. He previously served as principal clarinet of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. During his tenure with that ensemble, he soloed at Carnegie Hall and on two European tours. He has also been a featured soloist with the Chicago Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony, the Memphis Symphony and the Flemish Radio Symphony. In addition, he was a featured soloist with the U.S. Marine Band, “The President’s Own,” with which he recorded Jonathan Leshnoff’s Clarinet Concerto, a piece commissioned for him by The Philadelphia Orchestra. Ricardo has been asked to perform as principal clarinet with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and, at the invitation of Sir Simon Rattle, the Berlin Philharmonic.