classical music

Mark Simons / Purdue University

There are three chances to hear Purdue University bands this weekend! The Purdue Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Collegiate Band, Concert Band, Varsity Band, and University Band are all performing Friday, and Saturday afternoon/evening. Guest conductor Loras Schissel, a senior musicologist at the Library of Congress, is a leading authority on the music of Percy Grainger, and conducts the Blossom Festival Band. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Jay Gephart, Doug Fletcher, and Matt Conaway about the showcase.

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Contests and competitions can be popular! The first game show on commercial TV was Truth or Consequences – but hundreds of years before that, Antonio Vivaldi wrote a work called The Contest Between Harmony and Invention – that included his Four Seasons!

We’ll hear about a contest with the five finalists for the APA - the American Pianists Association on this episode of What’s New!

jethrotull.com

It's a new way for chamber music fans, and for prog rock fans to unite: a 'stand up' new release from Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson. Jethro Tull - String Quartets is a collaboration with the Carducci String Quartet, Anderson, and John O'Hara. While Anderson has worked in the classical realm with A Classic Case, and An Orchestral Jethro Tull before, this March 2017 recording is a creative and clever re-imagining of Jethro Tull (and sometimes Bach!) WBAA's John Clare spoke to Anderson about the new release.

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TenThing (pronounced "ten TING") performed at Purdue University on Thursday, March 30th, and stopped by the WBAA studios. Trombonist Froydis Aslessen, horn player Lena Wik, and leader Tine Thing Helseth spoke with WBAA's John Clare about the tour, recording, and being an all female brass ensemble from Norway.

Boston Symphony.org

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!

Wabash Valley Youth Symphony

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's Guest Director Wilber Lin, and Sharon Kim, a violinist of the orchestra performing in the next WVYS concert, Sunday evening at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.


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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.


from https://www.facebook.com/Tippecanoe-Chamber-Music-Society-134825202760/

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!


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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.


Classical Music Survey

Sep 29, 2016
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WBAA wants you...to paraphrase Uncle Sam...to vote for your favorites! Help us count down your “top ten classics” that will be played in October.  All you have to do is submit your top THREE favorite classical composers WITH the full title of the piece you most enjoy.

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