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Purdue Orchestras 3/2 Concert Preview

The Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras take the stage at the Long Center this Friday evening at 8pm. WBAA's John Clare spoke to director Adam Bodony about the concert.

Find out more here. The program includes music by Verdi, Mascagni, Vaughan Williams, Sibelius, and Mussorgsky. Special guest conductor Dr. Beverly Everett, of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony, leads two selections on the free concert.

Enjoy this selection on Friday's program, an orchestration of the English Folk Song Suite:

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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