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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Dr. Mo Trout leads the Purdue Jazz Band for a study abroad trip over spring break next week. The course allows Purdue students "to experience how American music is received and performed in Portugal." WBAA's John Clare spoke with Mo about the trip.

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Kodo, a professional taiko company, has popularized modern taiko drumming. They performed in Indiana this last month, and are on a 22 U.S. tour through March 25th. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Yosuke Kusa from the group, with assistance from translator and tour manager Yui Kawamoto.

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Co-commissioned by the Canton, Colorado, South Carolina, and Louisville Symphony Orchestras, Juno Concerto was composed in 2015 by Béla Fleck. Named for his son Juno, “every note of the concerto is colored by the experience of being a new father, and how that has changed what is important to me as a person, as well as what I wish to express through music,” says Fleck, who became a father for the first time at 55, with his wife, musician Abigail Washburn.

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Purdue University Galleries opens two new exhibits of large scale cut paper works and artworks from the Galleries collection: “Sonja Peterson: Transverse Travesties” and "Color Expressions" through April 22nd. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Craig Martin, director of Purdue Galleries about the openings.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Eric Edberg, cellist of the DePauw Trio, about the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society next performance, Brahms Fest, Sunday, March 5th at 4:00pm at Purdue University's Fowler Hall in West Lafayette.

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Emmet Cahill, award-winning Irish tenor and a principal singer with Celtic Thunder, will perform at Studio 37 in Fishers on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Emmet about the performance.

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Judy Collins has "inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism." Since the 1960s, she has evoked "idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices." Five decades later, her presence shines as new generations bask "in her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century."

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The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization "dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow." WBAA's John Clare spoke with tour leader Kyle Serquinia about their performance coming up Friday, March 3rd in Logansport, IN.

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Looking Down, Looking Out, and Looking Up: Maps and the Human Experience is the latest exhibit at the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center at Purdue University.  WBAA's John Clare spoke to Outreach Archivist Adriana Harmeyer about the center and their latest exhibit that includes artifacts of Amelia Earhart, Gene Cernan, and Lillian Gilbreth.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Chelsea Tipton II, Music Director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, about guest conducting the Celebration of Black History Indianapolis Symphony performance, Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 pm at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis.

Learn more about the concert here

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