It must be early February because on Monday the Kravis Center sent us a lovely Valentine, in the form of clarinetist Ricardo Morales. The orchestra was the Buffalo Philharmonic with conductor JoAnn Falletta; the soloist was Morales. The program consisted of music by Jacques Ibert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonin Dvořák.
Both the conductor and the soloist have impressive credentials. Falletta, who also is music director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, has guest conducted more than 100 orchestras in North America. Morales is principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and formerly principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.