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Joseph Morris, 23, is an emerging clarinetist equally at home as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. Recipient of the prestigious Mitchell Lurie Award, Joseph has been featured as soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra, the West Los Angeles Symphony, the Downey Symphony Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, the Thornton Symphony Orchestra, and the Winchester Orchestra. This season, he performs alongside pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet as part of the Colburn Chamber Music Society, with pianist Christopher Taylor in a live broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio, and appears as soloist with the Downey Symphony, Colburn Orchestra and Burbank Philharmonic. He has been awarded first prize in the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Competition, the Hennings-Fischer Foundation Competition, the Downey Symphony Young Artist Competition, and the Music Teacher’s National Association Solo Competition. Joseph is currently the Principal Clarinet of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, a position he was appointed to at the age of 22 while pursuing an Artist Diploma from the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Read more…

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WPR’s “The Midday Show” featuring Joe Morris

On Monday November 11th, Joe Morris was invited as the guest artist on Norman Gilliland’s “The Midday Show” broadcast live from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Buck Studio. He performed with acclaimed pianist and professor at UW Madison Christopher Taylor in a program of Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie, the second movement of Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Jörg Widmann’s Fantasie for Solo Clarinet, and Luigi Bassi’s Fantasy on Themes from Verdi’s “Rigoletto”.

Click here to listen to the interview and performance.

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