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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.

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.   

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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.

pentatonemusic.com

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.

avie-records.com

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!

Hyperion Records

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.

NeaveTrio.com

Following their American Moments, the Neave Trio has released French Moments on Chandos Records. Capturing the sophistication, and romance of the 19th and 20th Centuries, the ensemble shares delightful sounds of Debussy, Faure, and Roussel. Music Director John Clare spoke to the three musicians of the Neave Trio about French Moments.

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The Purdue Summer Band performs at Riehle Plaza this Thursday evening at 6:30pm. WBAA's John Clare spoke to directors Matt Conaway and Jon Sweet about the concert.


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