Marco Borggreve

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with pianist Inon Barnatan about his Purdue Convos concert, Thursday night at 7:30 at Purdue's Stewart Center.

Find out more about the concert here.

What's New: Piano

Jul 7, 2016

The piano is a remarkable instrument. Composer Robert Schumann once said, “You write to become immortal, or because the piano happens to be open, or you've looked into a pair of beautiful eyes.” Grammy Award winner and actress Alicia Keys shared: “When I had nothing else, I had my mother and the piano. And you know what? They were all I needed.”

We’ll hear piano works with Marianna Prjevalskaya, Stephen Beus, Patricia Hase, and Shai Wosner with his release, Concertos and Capriccios!

Xun Wang

A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.

Philip Glass Etudes 2/20 Concert Preview

Feb 12, 2016
from http://www.philipglass.com/

 Lisa Kaplan is one of four pianists who will join composer Philip Glass to perform his complete Piano Etudes this weekend at Loeb Playhouse. Saturday night’s concert is part of the dedicatory recitals for the new Steinway concert grand piano, and marks Glass’s third visit to Purdue (he was here twice in the 1980s).

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Ever try to move a piano? It’s not easy.

Last month, workers from Lafayette’s Northside Music unloaded six pianos from their trucks in a single afternoon and placed them along Lafayette’s Main Street and at two locations in West Lafayette.

It was the formal start of a public art project called Pianos For The Street, which was coordinated by the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association and patterned after similar projects in other cities.

Joel Kramer / https://www.flickr.com/photos/75001512@N00/6987705114

West Lafayette leaders have granted a request from schoolteachers to install pianos in two outdoor locations in the city. From July 11 through July 28, the instruments will be chained to benches near the West Lafayette Public Library and Margerum Fountain.

It’s a project spearheaded by the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association and backed by city councilwoman Vicki Burch. Burch says the city will solicit feedback on whether to expand the program in the future.