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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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.   

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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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The Guerrilla Girls speak this Thursday at Purdue University. They are feminist activist artists who for over thirty years, have worn gorilla masks and used facts, humor, and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias, as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. Their motto or tagline is "Guerrilla Girls could be anyone because they are everywhere."

WBAA's John Clare spoke with "Frida Kahlo," a member who has been with Guerrilla Girls from the start.

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From hundreds of new releases in 2018, this is by far the best of the bunch! Mirror In Mirror reflects the genius of violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, her creativity, tone, and commitment to new music. Music from Philip Glass, John Corigliano, Arvo Part, Jakub Ciupinski, and Morten Lauridsen are featured in new ways, and the original sound Maurice Ravel had for his Tzigane is a revelation!

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The Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette begins their main stage productions for the 2018-19 season with Sylvia on Friday, September 7th.  WBAA's John Clare spoke with director John Collier about the A.R. Gurney play.

Find out more about the production here. This Sunday afternoon, September 9th, Natalie's Second Chance No Kill Shelter will be on hand with information and pets to adopt!

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Global Fest is a street festival around the Morton Community Center (Columbia at Chauncey Street in West Lafayette) celebrating 23 years this September. Explore world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays and international food. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Bess Witcosky, Director of the Morton Center about this year's lineup.

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The latest recording from Stephen Hough is The Dream Album on Hyperion Records. Over two dozen miniatures, including his own compositions, make up favorite encores, pieces from childhood, works written for friends, and are ellaborately detailed in the liner notes.

Music Director John Clare spoke to Stephen about this fabulous new release that is creative, lush, and fascinating.


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Hoosier native Kazem Abdullah conducts around the world. He was most recently the Music Director for the City of Aachen, a post formerly held by Herbert von Karajan, Fritz Busch, and Wolfgang Sawallish! His most recent release is with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra in Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe. Music Director John Clare spoke to Kazem about the ballet.

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