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Purdue Orchestras 4/23 Preview


The season finale of the Purdue University orchestras is this weekend! The Purdue Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonic Orchestra are performing Sunday afternoon. Joining the groups is guest conductor Dan Whisler, Director of Orchestras at the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, and Conductor of the New World Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Indianapolis. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Adam Bodony about the showcase.

Learn more about the concert here.  Joining the Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra Sunday afternoon is pianist Keith Teepen (See video below).

Sunday afternoon's program:

Symphony Orchestra
Handel/Elgar Overture in D minor conducted by Dan Whisler
Mozart Symphony No. 38, mvts 2, 1

Philharmonic Orchestra
Saint-Saens Danse Macabre conducted by Dan Whisler
Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto, mvts 1, 3 featuring Keith Teepen
Dvorak Carnival Overture

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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