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Purdue Orchestras 12/2 Preview

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras, about the next Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra performance, Friday, December 2 at 8 pm at the Long Center in Lafayette.

Find out more about the concert here.

Adam Bodony is Visiting Instructor at Purdue, the Director of Orchestras since 2015. He currently serves as Executive Artistic Director of the New World Youth Orchestras (NWYO) in Indiana.  Based at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, NWYO is an organization of youth orchestras with an enrollment of approximately 220 young musicians from all over the state of Indiana.  The organization’s top orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 under the direction of Mr. Bodony.  Adam’s previous posts include Artistic Director of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (2014-2016) and Associate Conductor of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Music Festival (2013-2015).  Mr. Bodony has also worked with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Repulic), as well as several high school, college, and community ensembles across the country.  His primary conducting teachers include Arthur Fagen, Leonid Korchmar, and Kirk Trevor.

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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