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Matt Dine

"What happens when a fearless improviser, already a top virtuoso in the city that dominates the music world, trades his piano keyboard for a blank orchestral score?" It's the question Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is asking for their program, From Pen to Piano, this Sunday at Loeb Playhouse on the Purdue University campus. WBAA's John Clare spoke to two members of the group, violinist Renée Jolles, and bassoonist Gina Cuffari about the program and touring.

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Andre Watts entered the music scene at age 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to debut with the New York Philharmonic in a national broadcasted Young People's Concerts. Just two weeks later the legenary maestro asked Andre to substitute at the last minute for an ailing Glenn Gould with the Philharmonic, launching his career in storybook fashion.

Watts joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Sunday afternoon in Loeb Playhouse for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9. WBAA's John Clare spoke to him about the concert, about working without a conductor, and Mozart.

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Ensemble 4.1 performs Wednesday night for Purdue Convocations. The world's only professional "piano windtet" - features works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Avner Dorman. WBAA's John Clare spoke to clarinetist Alexander Glucksmann about their program and tour.

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The banjo was originally made by Africans in America, adapted from instruments of similar design in Africa. It is often associated with country, folk, Irish traditional and bluegrass music. But did you know the five-string banjo was been used in classical music - since before the turn of the 20th century?

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlott, cellist and Artistic Director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, and pianist Mary Heller about the next performance, 20th Anniversary Concert, Sunday, April 30th at 4:00pm at Purdue University's Fowler Hall in West Lafayette.

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.


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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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, Executive Director and cellist of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, about the next performance, Indiana Bicentennial Celebration; music from 1816, Sunday, October 16th at 4:00pm at Purdue University's Fowler Hall in West Lafayette.

Learn more about the concert here.

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The fifth volume of the Complete Beethoven String Quartets from Quartetto di Cremona features the String Quartet No. 15, Opus 132 and the only original String Quintet, Opus 29 by the Bonn master. Lawrence Dutton, the violist of the Emerson String Quartet, joins the group for this new release.

WBAA Music Director John Clare had a chance to talk with the quartet’s violist Simone Gramaglia about the new cd, adding a guest to the mix, and how things have changed over a few years.