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 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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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's Artistic Director José Valencia and two members of the orchestra performing in the next WVYS concert, Sunday evening at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

There's more about the concert here

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra,  about the next performance, Cosmic Voyage, Saturday, May 21st at 7:30pm at the Long Center in Lafayette.

Learn more about Cosmic Voyage here.

Here's a video from the guest artists, Windsync:

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The next concert from the Lafayette Chamber Singers is Sunday afternoon, May 15th, and features selections inspired by Shakespeare. On the program is music by Amy Beach, Michael Tippett, as well as selections by Thomas Arne, Erich Korngold, and Jaakko Mantyjarvi. Artistic Director Clayton Lein says not only it was a challenge but it was exciting to assemble the program, including music for ensemble and soloists. WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Lein about “Under the Greenwood Tree” in the WBAA studios.

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José Serebrier is a globe trotting composer and conductor making music and recordings with the top orchestras, and in recent years, received 37 Grammy nominations for his work. Serebrier worked with legendary conductors Leopold Stokowski and George Szell and led music festivals in Massachusetts, and Florida, commissioning many composers, including Elliot Carter's String Quartet No.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Deb Stevenson, oboist with the Metropolis Quartet, about their next performance, Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 pm at the Delphi Opera House. They discussed the program, chamber music, and Deb's amazing connection to Purdue University!

Learn more about the concert here.

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