Afternoon Classics

Weekdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on WBAA Classical on 101.3 FM
  • Hosted by Michael Toulouse

Each weekday, Michael Toulouse of Anytime Classical presents a wide variety of classical music from the 16th through the 21st centuries, including symphonies and concertos, string quartets, solo piano music, and a lot more!

John Clare

Coming up Friday, September 20th, The Vivaldi Project plays a program at Delphi Opera House in collaboration with WBAA. Host John Clare featured the trio this last summer in a special preview.

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They are a group that have been performing since 1842. We’ll hear from maestro Bill Kisinger about Lafayette Citizens Band. Thursday night (August 8) is the final concert at Riehle Plaza with guests Organistan and Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day) is their 2019 season finale at Jefferson High School.

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This Saturday the Lafayette Symphony presents Rock Stars including the winners of the annual Keller Competition. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Lily Kostraba, Song Kim, and Julia Kostraba about the concert and music.


Purdue Bands

Purdue Bands and Orchestras are performing four showcase concerts this weekend! Concerts begin Friday night and continue through Sunday at Elliott Hall of Music. WBAA's John Clare spoke with conductor Jonathan Sweet about the concerts.


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This Saturday is "Love Songs" with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, featuring romantic favorites including everything from Wagner to Whitney Houston. WBAA's John Clare spoke to maestro Nick Palmer about the program.


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Tuesday, March 26th on WBAA Classical 101.3FM at 1pm join us for the Indianapolis String Quartet live on air! Hear an exclusive preview of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society season finale with music by Haydn, Robert Paterson, and Grieg!

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The latest from Cliff Eidelman isn't a film score but a vibrant recording of two concert works: Symphony For Orchestra And Two Pianos and Night In The Gallery. WBAA Music Director John Clare spoke to Eidelman about his inspirations, titles, and what's ahead for the Southern Californian.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, cellist and Artistic Director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, and soprano Carol Lechter about the next performance, Basically Bach, Sunday, March 3rd at 4:00pm at Holy Trinity Luthern Church in Lafayette.

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The next Purdue Orchestras concerts take place this weekend. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras and Assistant Professor of Music about the concerts Friday and Saturday night.

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The Wabash Valley Youth Symphony present their next concert Sunday, February 10th at 7 pm at the Long Center for the Arts in Lafayette. The program includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 "Little Russian",  Rossini's La gazza ladra Overture, and Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 1 - featuring soloist Addie Tribbett. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Tribbett and conductor Wilbur Lin about the concert.


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Poetry from Neruda, music by Gershwin, and sweet treats are all a part of Valentine's Afternoon Delight with the Lafayette Chamber Singer's next concert, Sunday February 10th at 3pm. Clayton Lein spoke with Greg Kostraba about the performance at Duncan Hall.

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We are all saddened by the death of Tyler Trent. The Carmel native left Purdue early last year to enter hospice care. He battled osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, since he was in high school. After camping out in front of Ross-Ade Stadium during the 2017 football season, Trent's story has become a source of inspiration worldwide.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra,  about the next performance, Holidays At The Movies, Saturday, December 15th at 7:30pm at the Long Center in Lafayette.

There's more about the concert here.

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The latest from Deutsche Grammophon with the Chamber Choir of Europe and Nicol Matt features world premieres and favorites by American composer Morten Lauridsen. Pianist, composer, and educator, Lauridsen recently spoke with WBAA Music Director John Clare about Lux Aeterna
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This Sunday the Lafayette Master Chorale continues their 54th season at First Baptist Church in Lafayette. WBAA's John Clare spoke with artistic director Michael Bennett about the concerts Lessons & Carols, and Holiday Fanfares.

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