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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.

 The first installment of a new mystery series, this week's feature brings southern charm and whimsy to the "thriller" genre. It follows a woman coming back to her rural hometown in Georgia, where her father is successfully operating an olive grove. She finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery after finding a deceased man in the woods one night, and must find the true killer to clear her own name. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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The next concert from the Lafayette Chamber Singers is Sunday afternoon, December 18th, and features selections for the holidays. On the program is music by Heinrich Schutz, Roland de Lassus, as well as selections by Frank Ferko, Charles Parry, and Witold Lutoslawki. Artistic Director Clayton Lein says the program features music old and new, including music for ensemble and piano. WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Lein about “Christmas Concert” in the WBAA studios.

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The very latest release from Turkish pianist Fazil Say is music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The six cd set was recorded in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, at the academy that bears the Austrian genius' name. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Say about this brilliant set of Mozart Piano Sonatas from Warner Classics.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra,  about the next performance, Holiday Pops, Saturday, December 17th at 7:30pm at the Long Center in Lafayette.

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American composer and conductor John Williams has scored more than 100 films, including 'Jaws,' 'Star Wars', 'E.T.' and 'Harry Potter'. He's also written lots of concert music including concertos for Violin, Cello, Flute, and Tuba!

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Kirill Gerstein is a multifaceted pianist who performs around the world. His critically acclaimed recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in the original version is delighting audiences. Now Kirill has recorded Franz Liszt's Transcendental Études. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Gerstein about this new Myrios recording.

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No one is quite sure of where the term Hoosier came from, but it was definitely in use from the 1840s, to describe a resident of Indiana. Back in 1816, Indiana became the 19th state – a time where Beethoven and Schubert were both writing music in Europe.

We’ll celebrate the great state of Indiana, with musicians and orchestras from the Hoosier state, including the Indianapolis Symphony, and composer Ned Rorem on this edition of What’s New!

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The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society presents Holiday Brass Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm in St. John's Church. Bruce Knepper and Kyle Knepper, trumpet; Jason Ausban, horn; Bill Kisinger, trombone; and Jay Gephart, tuba will play sacred and secular songs. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Margot Marlatt and Jay Gephart about the concert.

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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.


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