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 Clare recently spoke with Sandra Peticolas, Director of the Lafayette Ballet Company,  about their next performances, Personas, Friday and Saturday, June 1st and 2nd at 7:30pm at the Lafayette Ballet Ballroom in Lafayette.

Learn more about the performance here. In our interview, Sandra mentions piano costumes for the Saint-Saens, here is a great picture!

Purdue Bands & Orchestras 2013

The Purdue All American Marching Band (AAMB) performs at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) this Sunday. It marks the 99th year the band has participated. WBAA's John Clare spoke with the band's director, Jay Gephart about the tradition.

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The 45th Annual Round the Fountain Art Fair is this Saturday. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Keith Austin, and Jim Bodenmiller, both committee members of the fair.

Find out more here.

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A family friendly open house/reception for The Sixties: A Decade of Triumph, Struggle, and Change takes place this Wednesday. The exhibit at Purdue University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections (ASC) offers activities for kids and a chance for individuals to visit “The Sixties” exhibit after hours from 5 to 7pm, which is typically only open weekdays 1 to 4:30pm. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Adriana Harmeyer and Carly Dearborn about the special event.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's guest soloists Lily Kostraba, violin and David Kim, cello performing in the next WVYS concert, Sunday evening at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

The program includes Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture, Vieuxtemps's Violin Concerto No. 4, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8. There's more about the concert here.

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The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Long Center.  The program, “Brahms 1 ”, features music from Brahms, John Williams, and the winners of the Keller Competition.  WBAA’s John Clare talks with the Music Director and conductor of the LSO, Nick Palmer.

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A new release of Arnold Rosner's music is now out on Toccata Classics with the London Philharmonic and conductor Nick Palmer. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Palmer about the recording, watch their conversation below:

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The Russians are coming! Prokofiev from Argerich, Batiashvili; Weinberg with Golan; and insights with Richard Taruskin on Stravinsky!

Hear the latest from Lisa Batiashvili with Visions of Prokofiev. Prokofiev for Two features Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan, and a new Steinway and Sons release has chamber music by Mieczysław Weinberg with Jeanne Golan. Top it all off with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and insights with Richard Taruskin!

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WBAA’s John Clare talks with Clayton Lein, of the Lafayette Chamber Singers. They’ll discuss the organization’s origins and history, and preview their concert this weekend.


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Tonight composer and conductor John Williams leads the Chicago Symphony in a concert of his music. A group of WBAA fans are going to the concert which is being recorded for a possible future CSO broadcast! CSO Trumpeter John Hagstrom spoke with WBAA Music Director John Clare about the concert.

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