Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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!

Book Review: Underground

Mar 15, 2019

Author Will Hunt has been an urban explorer since his early childhood. In his book Underground: The Worlds Beneath our Feet, Hunt gives readers an exclusive look at all things below us. The catacombs of Paris, ochre mines of Australia, underground cities of Turkey, and subway tunnels of New York City are a few of the places the reader will explore in this book. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Book Review: Sacred Spaces

Mar 8, 2019

No matter what religion, Christian Cathedrals continue to inspire and astonish all who have the privilege to walk in their chambers. Critically-acclaimed photographer Guillaume de Laubier takes readers on a journey to these churches in the visually pleasing coffee book Sacred Spaces: The Awe-Inspiring Architecture of Churches and Cathedrals. The book features unprecedented access to various religious landmarks around the European continent.

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.

WBAA’s John Clare talks with William Griffel and Rhonda Blacklock, from Purdue Musical Organizations. PMO offers six choral ensembles and one handbell choir. Purdue Musical Organizations serve the Purdue community as ambassadors of goodwill on campus, across the country and around the world. They’ll discuss the organization’s history, tours and preview their concerts this month.

Book Review: Debussy

Mar 1, 2019

Author Stephen Walsh presents a well-researched in-depth biography of the famous French musician Debussy. The book describes how the artist found his musical voice, and emphasizes the legacy he left behind. Not only does it delve into the man’s life, but also his works. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

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.