What's New 9/18 Preview

Sep 15, 2016

John Clare and Alondra de la Parra
Credit Chris Shull

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.


We'll celebrate Día de la Independencia, the Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards. We'll hear music by composers Augustin Lara, Silvestre Revueltas, Arturo Marquez, Daniel Catan, guitarist Pablo Villegas, and conductors Alondra de la Parra and Angel Gil-Ordonez!

Conductor Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, making her one of the most compelling conductors of her generation. She holds the distinction of being the first Mexican woman to conduct in New York City, and is an official Cultural Ambassador of Mexico. She has been heralded by Plácido Domingo as “an extraordinary conductor” and the French newspaper Le Monde states that “there is no doubt that, with Alondra de la Parra classical music has arrived into the XXI Century”.

Hear more Sunday night at 10pm on WBAA Classical on 101.3FM and WBAA.org