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The Cosmos, Theatrical Quintets, Public Radio, And More!

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Michael Gilbertson is a composer in Iowa, and Tracy Jacobson is a bassoonist in Texas. They are both in West Lafayette to be featured this weekend with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. Michael and Tracy spoke to WBAA's Music Director John Clare about a variety of topics - from new work The Cosmos by Gilbertson for Jacobson's theatrical WindSync, to the importance of public radio.

Michael and Tracy have known each other for years, and Jacobson even played a work by Gilbertson in high school! Their project, a concerto for wind quintet and orchestra, is premiered Saturday night at the Long Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette by the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. 

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.
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