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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A family friendly open house/reception for Missing You: Navigating Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight and Enduring Legacy takes place this Saturday. The exhibit at Purdue University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections (ASC) offers activities for kids and a chance for individuals to visit the “Missing You” exhibit before it closes next month, which is typically only open weekdays. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Tracy Grimm about the special event.

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Drawing Resurfaced II features work from contemporary artists working in the drawing medium from across the United States. The new exhibition opens today at noon in Purdue's Fountain Gallery in downtown Lafayette. The reception takes place Thursday, November 16, at 5:30PM with comments by the jurors: Liz Erlewine, Eric Penington, and Christine Wuenschel. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Erlewine about the exhibit.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, cellist and Artistic Director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, and Regan Eckstein, violin; Amy Brandfonbrener, viola about the next performance, The Czech is in the Mail, Sunday, November 12th at 4:00pm at Purdue University's Fowler Hall in West Lafayette.

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Christina and Michelle Naughton have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry”. The sisters perform Friday evening in Loeb Playhouse for Purdue Convocations. WBAA's John Clare spoke to them about the concert, about recording, and social media.

Find out more about the concert here. There is a 7pm pre-concert talk by WBAA's John Clare in Stewart 206 that is free and open to the public.

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Purdue Theater features “The Sins of Sor Juana,” written by Karen Zacarias and directed by Kristine Holtvedt. The play is about the imagined life of the 17th century writer, poet, scholar and nun Juana Inés de la Cruz. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Holtvedt about the production.

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The 35th release by violinist Anne Akiko Meyers features music by Maurice Ravel, Karol Szymanowski, and Einojuhani Rautavaara. Fantasia is not only a musical delight, it is a incredible collaboration between soloist, orchestra, and conductor. Each work presents different moods and challenges, graciously met by all, and a perfect vehicle for Meyers and her legendary violin.

WBAA's John Clare spoke to Anne Akiko about playing Ravel again, performing Szymanowski in Poland, and commissioning the final work by Rautavaara.

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Mexican pianist Citlalli Guevara and Bulgarian pianist Slavina Zhelezova began their musical collaboration in 2008 in Brussels. Working closely under the tutelage of Philippe Entremont and Nelson delle Vigne Fabbri, the two "immediately bonded based on their shared vision for the unique artistic potential of the music for piano duo." Their debut as GZ Piano Duo the next February at the Palm Beach International Piano Festival drew critical praise and standing ovations.

Their new release is called Midnight Conversations, and features music from Schubert to their own arrangements of tangos. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Citalli and Slavina about the new Centaur recording.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with the Lafayette Children's Choir's Director Leeann Starkey about the next LCC concert, Patchwork for Peace, Sunday afternoon at 4 at the Immanuel United Church of Christ.

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The Wabash Valley Youth Symphony present their 17th season opening concert Sunday, November 12th at 7 pm at the Long Center for the Arts in Lafayette. The program includes Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony "Reformation," and two works by Maurice Ravel, the Mother Goose Suite, and Tzigane - featuring violinist Christina Shi.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Sandra Peticolas, Director of the Lafayette Ballet Company,  about their next performances, The Raven, Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th at 7:30pm at the Lafayette Ballet Ballroom in Lafayette.

Learn more about The Raven here.

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