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.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Jay Gephart, Director of the Purdue Wind Ensemble, about their next performance at the Sounds of Spring International Music Festival, Tuesday, March 29th at 8pm at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Find out more about the Sounds of Spring concert here.

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The fifth volume of the Complete Beethoven String Quartets from Quartetto di Cremona features the String Quartet No. 15, Opus 132 and the only original String Quintet, Opus 29 by the Bonn master. Lawrence Dutton, the violist of the Emerson String Quartet, joins the group for this new release.

WBAA Music Director John Clare had a chance to talk with the quartet’s violist Simone Gramaglia about the new cd, adding a guest to the mix, and how things have changed over a few years.

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Johann Sebastian Bach is very highly regarded by musicians and music lovers alike.

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In the All Music Guide to Classical Music, there is a great quote about Anton Bruckner: ‘the Vienese critic [Max] Graf once wrote that Bruckner "pondered over chords and chord associations as a medieval architect contemplated the original forms of a Gothic cathedral." ‘ I’m not sure I could sum up Bruckner Symphonies better than Max’s words.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, about the next performance, the Keller Concert, Saturday, March 5th at 7:30pm pm at the Long Center in Lafayette.

Find out more about the Keller concert here.

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There are many stories about Brahms Violin Concerto, or I should specify, there are lots of stories about violinists and performing the masterpiece. Once a violinist thought they were hired to play Brahms, where there was no rehearsal with the orchestra, just the concerts – as the soloist had a good relationship with the music director and musical group performing together. Since the composition has a lengthy orchestral introduction, he was relaxed with his violin at his side as the conductor raised his baton.

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