John Clare

Music Director

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing.  Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

An avid chamber music lover, John founded the Las Vegas Chamber Music Society in 2004. Clare has written an introductory new music novel Composing Thoughts: Great Starts and is planning more volumes. John has also served on the advisory board of NEWMUSIC USA, the boards of the American Music Center in New York City, and the San Antonio Chamber Music Society.

John is also a classical music host on SiriusXM Channel 76 Symphony Hall.

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WBAA's John Claree recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, Executive Director, about the next Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society performance, Sunday, October 14 at 4 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Find out more about the concert here.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Nick Palmer from the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra about their concert Saturday, October 13th at 7:30 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Find out more about the concert here.

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Air, Land, and Sea is the program of the Gold and Black Bands at Purdue University. WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Douglas Flecther from Purdue Bands about the concert Sunday, October 14th at 2:30 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Find out more about the concert here.

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The Tower of Power (TOP) Band and Lab Jazz Bands I & II perform this Friday evening at Loeb Playhouse. The diverse program is led by Scott Pazera and Mo Trout. WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Pazera and Trout about the performance.

Find out more about the concert here.

Decca

Twenty one years ago, violinist Hilary Hahn hit the classical scene with Plays Bach on Sony Classical. Now a superstar performer, Hahn returns on Decca Classics to finish the cycle of solo violin works by Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Sonatas 1 and 2, plus the Partita No. 1. WBAA Music Director spoke with Hilary about the new release, and why it's the right time to release Hilary Hahn Plays Bach.

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Chancel Players present Pilgrim’s Progress in October. For over 40 years, Chancel Players of Lafayette have produced thought provoking plays with moral and ethical focus from the Judeo-Christian perspective. Relying on good scripts, acting and directing, they often require little staging, and use of minimal settings/costumes. WBAA’s John Clare spoke with board member Ralph Rohrer about the group and their season.

John Clare

The opening concert of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society is this Sunday entitled "Greg Kostraba and Friends!" Greg is joined by cellist Josh Aerie and violinist Jinty McTavish in a program featuring works by Beethoven, Sowash and Dvorak. WBAA's John Clare spoke with the trio.

Learn more about the concert here.   

John Clare

Art on the Wabash is a local artists’ fair this  Sunday, September 23. From 10 AM to 4 PM at West Lafayette’s Tapawingo Park you can see this juried fair that features work from artists in a 15 county area. WBAA's John Clare spoke with coordinator Kathleen Atwell and photographer Alan McConnell about the 13th annual event.

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By The Way, Meet Vera Stark is a "seventy-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a self-confident African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. " It's the first production of Purdue Theatre's 2018-19 season.

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In The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Mason Bates and Mark Campbell created an alternative and intimate perspective of a public life. It focuses on people and experiences that shaped Steve Jobs: his father, his Buddhist practice, his rise and fall as an executive, and his marriage. WBAA Music Director John Clare spoke with Bates about the new recording on Pentatone and the upcoming performance at IU's Jacobs School of Music September 14-22.

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