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Andrés Forero is an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winning percussionist giving a clinic tonight at the Nancy T Hansen Theatre.  The free, public talk consists of a multimedia drumming demonstration and presentation about Forero’s life and career as a Broadway and studio drummer. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Forero about how all this came about.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with professor Scott Pazera about the next Purdue Jazz performance, Wednesday, February 27th at 6 pm at Purdue Memorial Union.

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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.

Purdue Bands & Orchestras

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 latest from mezzosoprano superstar Joyce DiDonato deserves to be played, again and again! Songplay features Joyce with pianist Craig Terry (who helped mastermind the lush project), and four jazz musicians in standards, arias, and simply fun songs. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Joyce about the new Erato release.

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Black Violin performs Thursday, February 28th at Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse at Stewart Center. WBAA's John Clare had a chance to speak with violist Wilner Baptiste about their current tour.

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This Sunday the Lafayette Master Chorale continues their 54th season at St. John's Episcopal Church in Lafayette. WBAA's John Clare spoke with artistic director Michael Bennett about the concert Bach Cantatas.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Dr. Mo Trout, Director of Jazz Bands, and Professor Scott Pazera about the next Purdue Jazz performance, Friday, February 22nd at 8 pm at Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center.

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Purdue University's Symphonic Band and Varsity Band are featured Sunday afternoon at the Long Center. WBAA's John Clare spoke to conductor Matthew Conaway about the concert, Wind Works III.

Learn more about the concert here. The concert takes place at the Long Center, Sunday, February 17th at 2:30pm. Admission is free. Joining the bands is composer and conductor Robert Sheldon as special guest.

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Purdue University's University Band, Campus Band, and Concert Band are featured Saturday night at the Long Center. WBAA's John Clare spoke to conductor Jonathan Sweet about the concert, Wind Works II.

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Purdue University's Collegiate Band and Wind Ensemble are featured Friday night at the Long Center. WBAA's John Clare spoke to conductors Doug Fletcher and Jay Gephart about the concert, Wind Works I.

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An Evening of Romance takes place Friday - a celebration of Valentine’s Day in cabaret fashion with the Purdue Jazz Band. They've teamed up with the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management to recreate a 1940s big band dance club atmosphere – where couples can enjoy music, dancing, food, and romance. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Mo Trout about the event February 15th.

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A William Shakespeare early comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona raises questions about the loyalty between two friends who are smitten with the same young woman. WBAA Music Director John Clare spoke with Purdue graduate student Malena Gordo who is in the production opening Friday.

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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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Pianist Richard Goode is a legendary musician. A Nonesuch recording artist, Goode returns to West Lafayette Sunday afternoon in a solo program that spans classical and romantic repertoire. Music Director John Clare spoke with Richard about the program that includes his favorite Beethoven sonata.


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