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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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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The 37th annual Holocaust Remembrance Conference (GLHRC) takes place this weekend in various locations in the Greater Lafayette area this weekend. It begins Saturday, April 14th at Temple Israel and continues at various locations through Wednesday, April 18th. This year's theme is "Come to the Table" and includes two guest speakers, films, discussions, and much more. WBAA's John Clare spoke to co-chair Sarah Powley and committee member Nick Schenkel about the activities and conference.

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We’ll hear 3 Bs: Brahms, Beethoven, and Bartok, for Four Voices: new releases from the Miro and Ariel String Quartets on today’s What’s New.

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The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Long Center.  The program, “Note-able Women”, features music from Clara Schumann, Cristina Spinei, Chen Yi and more.  WBAA’s John Clare talks with the Music Director and conductor of the LSO, Nick Palmer.

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The original version of Ole King Cole goes like this:

Good King Cole,

And he call'd for his Bowle,

And he call'd for Fidler's three;

And there was Fiddle, Fiddle,

And twice Fiddle, Fiddle,

For 'twas my Lady's Birth-day,

Therefore we keep Holy-day

And come to be merry.

We’ll hear three incredible fiddlers: Rachel Barton Pine, Johnny Gandelsman, and Augustin Hadelich on today’s What’s New.

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