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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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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There are seven bands performing for Jazz on the Hill this Sunday afternoon. WBAA's John Clare spoke with bassist and leader Scott Pazera about the program.

Purdue Theater presents Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Clybourne Park through this Saturday. WBAA's John Clare spoke with two cast members, Brianna Lewings and Carly Christensen about their research, and what it means today.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, cellist and Artistic Director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, about the next performance, Palermo Piano Trio, Sunday, April 22nd at 4:00pm at Purdue University's Fowler Hall in West Lafayette.

What's New: Max Richter

Apr 18, 2018
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Moms and composers have calmed listeners for centuries. Singing, lilting melodies…even inducing sleep – on purpose! Most composers write a lullaby, and may or may not believe you might fall asleep while listening. We’ll hear from a composer who wrote a work with the express intention for the audience to sleep! Ahead Max Richter’s Sleep, plus more of his music for the stage and screen on this episode of What’s New.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with the Lafayette Children's Choir's Director Leeann Starkey about the next LCC concert, Peace on Earth...and Lots of Little Crickets, Saturday afternoon at 4 at the Immanuel United Church of Christ.

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This Sunday the Lafayette Master Chorale continues their 53rd season. A Peaceable Kingdom starts at 4pm at St. Boniface Church in Lafayette. WBAA's John Clare spoke with artistic director Michael Bennett about the concert A Peaceable Kingdom.

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