Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, dedicated to fostering and promoting high quality chamber music in the region, celebrates 20 years this season.

John Clare spoke to TCMS Founder (and WBAA Content Director!) Greg Kostraba and executive director and cellist Margot Marlatt about the origins of the group, and what to expect this year!


As Americans reflect on the country's history in this election year, the tumultuous Revolutionary War cannot be forgotten. The up and down relationship of George Washington, seen as the hero of the nation, and Benedict Arnold, the traitor never forgotten, are depicted in Valiant Ambition, as they maneuver the long stretch of the war. Both men struggle to create the personal identity that their forming nation needs, and battle as much with internal tyranny as they do the outside enemy.

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There’s an old joke about the “definition” of a string quartet: a good violinist, a bad violinist, someone who used to play violin, and someone who hates violins! It’s a funny stereotype – but the string quartet has sparked the imagination of composers since Alessandro Scarlatti and was perfected by Joseph Haydn.


WBAA Top Ten 2016

Oct 27, 2016
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WBAA Classical listeners have spoken! Here are the Top Ten listener favorites for fall 2016:

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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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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.


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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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