John Clare

Music Director

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing.  Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has played with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber music lover, John founded the Las Vegas Chamber Music Society in 2004. Clare has written an introductory new music novel Composing Thoughts: Great Starts and is planning two more volumes. John has also served on the advisory board of NEWMUSIC USA, the boards of the American Music Center in New York City, and the San Antonio Chamber Music Society.

What's New: Piano

Jul 7, 2016
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The piano is a remarkable instrument. Composer Robert Schumann once said, “You write to become immortal, or because the piano happens to be open, or you've looked into a pair of beautiful eyes.” Grammy Award winner and actress Alicia Keys shared: “When I had nothing else, I had my mother and the piano. And you know what? They were all I needed.”

We’ll hear piano works with Marianna Prjevalskaya, Stephen Beus, Patricia Hase, and Shai Wosner with his release, Concertos and Capriccios!


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A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.


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John Clare talks to Todd Wetzel, Executive Director of Purdue Convocations about the organization’s mission and activities, including a preview of the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

Learn more about Convos and their new season here.

What's New: Colors

Jun 27, 2016
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A study in 2013 from UC Berkeley looked at how the human brain reacts to music. According to scientist Stephen Palmer, we associate anything music with a particular hue from the color spectrum. Whether it’s a classical work or pop, we automatically make music-color connections based on how the various melodies make us feel.

We'll hear works based on primary colors: Blue, Red, and Yellow; plus feature Rainbow Body, Synethésie, and a Nick Drake song, Pink Moon!

Composers include Jennifer Higdon, John Corigliano, and Joan Tower.


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It’s recommended summer reading from WQXR, in this year's Summer Reads For Music Lovers, and the New York Times recently interviewed Lauren Belfer about And After The Fire along with her husband, who has a new book, Bach & God.

What's New 7/3 Preview

Jun 23, 2016
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Starting Sunday, July 3, a new program debuts: What's New. Host John Clare will feature new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of What's New, and let us know what you think.


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Lucio Bubacco is an artist from Venice, Italy who will be featured at Inspired Fire Studio and Gallery this weekend. There are two open houses on Thursday June 16, 4:00 - 6:00pm and Friday June 17, 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Sharon Owens joined Lucio in the WBAA studios to discuss his visit with Music Director John Clare.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Sandra Peticolas, Director of the Lafayette Ballet Company,  about their next performances, Dangerous Beauty, Friday and Saturday, June 2nd and 3rd at 7:30pm at the Lafayette Ballet Ballroom in Lafayette.

Learn more about Dangerous Beauty here.

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WBAA’s John Clare talks with David Long, who is the chairman of the Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival in Crawfordsville. They’ll discuss this year's events, advice on parking, and what it means to Montgomery County.

The festival runs Friday June 10th through Sunday, June 12th. Learn more about the 2016 Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival here.

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Michael Gilbertson is a composer in Iowa, and Tracy Jacobson is a bassoonist in Texas. They are both in West Lafayette to be featured this weekend with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. Michael and Tracy spoke to WBAA's Music Director John Clare about a variety of topics - from new work The Cosmos by Gilbertson for Jacobson's theatrical WindSync, to the importance of public radio.

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