Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Innova Records

Dolce Suono Trio and guest artist Lucy Shelton have really done it! American Canvas is picture perfect: beauty, composition, and playing! It features music by Jenifer Higdon, Shulamit Ran, Andrea Clearfield, and Zhou Tian that is inspired by art (Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, and Jackson Pollock); the natural world (Canadian Rockies) literature (Spanish medieval hero El Cid); and the past (a companion piece to Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire).

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Joshua Bell is a classical superstar. With more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor, Bell has recorded more than 40 albums winning Grammy, Mercury, and Gramophone awards! Josh is currently the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, only the 2nd person to hold this post since 1958, and he is a Senior Lecturer for violin and chamber music at Indiana University.

Jieun Baek reveals the inner workings of North Korea’s Information Underground, a courageous group of people risking their lives to bring the isolated country all of the films, television shows, soap operas, books, and encyclopedias that its own militaristic regime has banned. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

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Back in 2014, Simone Dinnerstein and Philip Glass met for breakfast. There in his garden they found a shared interest in Johann Sebastian Bach's music. The end result was a commission for a concerto for piano and strings, to be paired with one of Bach's own. Dinnerstein says, "There are almost no concertos written for piano and strings since Bach's time. The pairing of the Bach concerto with Philip's own composition creates myriad strands of connectivity, enabling the listener to create bridges between the old and the new."

WBAA's John Clare spoke to Simone about her latest release, Circles, that has Glass and Bach Concerti.

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WBAA’s John Clare talks with Sara Daly Brosman, who runs the Delphi Opera House in Delphi, and WBAA Development Director Rachel Lattimore. They’ll discuss the brand new series of concerts taking place this summer.

There's more about the concert series here.

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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!

This country is filled with beautiful people from all different ethnicities and this week's book features a delightful amount of Puerto Rican dishes. Not only are there recipes, but there are also detailed stories about the dishes and why it was significant to the author. It can be hard to immigrate to another place, but food always helps! The author adds a southern twist to many recipes and does not forget dessert. She has also incorporated some recipes for vegetarians. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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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