Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

JoyceDiDonato.com

Joyce DiDonato's latest release deals with "external conflict and serenity," and "internal war and peace." A direct reaction to terrorist attacks in Paris, Joyce has brought art and healing to a 21st Century struggle. In War and Peace (Erato) will be available from November 4, 2016 and can previewed through DiDonato's facebook, instagram and twitter feeds. She's already been sharing amazing quotes from the likes of David Hyde Pierce to John Elliot Gardiner to the question: In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace? (warning: DiDonato's answer is below, marked by a spoiler alert!)

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Six degrees of separation is "an idea that all living things and everything else in the world is six or fewer steps away from each other – you can connect any two people in a maximum of six steps." It was originally set out in 1929 and popularized in a 1990 play. You probably have heard of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon! We’ll connect three composers, very easily – not only through the Pulitzer Prize in Music, but through study at Cornell University.


Fifty years after the creation of the first television show, Star Trek has become one of the most famous science-fiction stories in our culture today. Known for its intergalactic characters and far-reaching technological advancements, Star Trek as an enterprise is encapsulated in this Encyclopedia-Britannica-like book. Rated as one of the best containing all the facts, seasoned lovers and newly-interested readers alike are sure to fall in love. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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West Lafayette Musicale is collaborating with Dr. Jean Peterson, Professor Emerita, Purdue University, to provide a special workshop focused on stressors associated with performance. WBAA Music Director John Clare spoke with Dr. Peterson about the event.


John Clare

A new program airs Sunday and Tuesday 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.


John Clare

Klaus Heymann celebrates his 80th birthday on October 22, 2016. He founded Naxos, a globally recognized leader in classical music recording, in 1987 (Naxos celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017!) Music Director John Clare spoke with Klaus about classical music and the changes over the last 30 years.


The story of a newly-blinded doctor and her blossoming love for renowned Russian writer Anton Chekhov weaves throughout this biography-inspired novel. Written through diary entries from the doctor, the publisher who finds the original diary, and from the translator, The Summer Guest explores themes present in two different centuries. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

To emerge is to “become apparent, important, or prominent.” In classical circles, young composer contests might include 35 or 40 year olds. Emerging artists might be in their late 20s or 30s.

We’ll hear some amazing musicians you might not know, including Pultizer Prize winner John Luther Adams and pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe on today’s What’s New!

Strings Magazine

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.


Sony Classical

Joshua Bell is a fantastic violinist and conductor. He's an "Indiana Living Legend," has received the Indiana Governor's Arts Award, and grew up in Bloomington. His most recent release is called "For the Love of Brahms" and features Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello, his original version of the Piano Trio No. 1, and a Benjamin Britten arrangement of Robert Schumann's Adagio from the Violin Concerto. Music Director John Clare spoke to Bell about this new Sony Classical release.


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