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A two hour weekly show of new music, and new releases, with an in-depth look at classical music.

Host John Clare speaks with leading musicians, from Adams to Zwilich; and highlights incredible releases. Topics include instruments (The Cello, The Piano), artists (Joyce DiDonato, Jose Serebrier), and variety (Colors, Locomotives).
Each episode contains two 59 minute parts.
(Episodes can be used weekly - as long as Part 1 is played before Part 2, ie. Piano 1 scheduled for week 1, Piano 2 for week 2, Colors 1 for week 3, Colors 2 for week 4. Email station for more details!)

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 played with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber music lover, John founded the Las Vegas Chamber Music Society in 2004. Clare has written an introductory new music novel Composing Thoughts: Great Starts and is planning two more volumes. John has also served on the advisory board of NEWMUSIC USA, the boards of the American Music Center in New York City, and the San Antonio Chamber Music Society. Hide full description

Host John Clare speaks with leading musicians, from Adams to Zwilich; and highlights incredible releases. Topics include instruments (The Cello, The Piano), artists (Joyce DiDonato, Jose Serebrier), and variety (Colors, Locomotives). Each episode contains two 59 minute parts. (Episodes can be used weekly - as long as Part 1 is played before Part 2, ie. Piano 1 scheduled for week 1, Piano 2 for week 2, Colors 1 for week 3, Colors 2 for week 4. Email station for more details!)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... Show full description


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Series: What's New
Caption: Elena Ruehr, Credit: Christian Steiner
We’ll hear chamber music from MIT composer Elena Ruehr on today’s What’s New.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Feb 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: String Quartet Smackdown, Credit: Golden Hornet
We’ll hear two evening length quartets with the FLUX and JACK Quartets on today’s What’s New.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Series: What's New
Caption: Joyce DiDonato in Jake Heggie's Great Scott, Credit: Karen Almond, Dallas Opera
Jake Heggie is one of America’s amazing composers, writing opera, vocal, orchestral, and chamber music.

  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Series: What's New
Caption: Conductor Thierry Fischer, Credit: Kousaku Nakagawa
We’ll hear symphonies that contain everything, including a wonderful new release of the Symphony of a Thousand by Gustav Mahler on today’s What’s New.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Series: What's New
Caption: Composer John Adams conducting, Credit: Lambert Orkis
We’ll hear an incredible set from the Berlin Philharmonic playing John Adams on today’s What’s New.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Bassoonist Dr. Sherwood Wise performing Michael Daugherty's “Dead Elvis”., Credit: Michael Levi
We’ll hear some major icons that have been depicted in music from award winning composer Michael Daugherty on today’s What’s New.

  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Credit: Barbara Krafft
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart doesn’t need a pop song to make him cool. His music is performed around the world!

Bought by WMNR


  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Giancarlo Guerrero and host John Clare, Credit: Michael Daugherty
We’ll hear from a five time GRAMMY® award winner, conductor Giancarlo Guerrero on today’s What’s New.

  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: David Del Tredici, Credit: Susan Johann
We’re featuring Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Del Tredici. We’ll hear some recent releases of his music, and speak with him on today’s What...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Osvaldo Golijov's The Prayers & Dreams of Issac the Blind, Credit: atma classique
We’re featuring two composers, Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov, and the late Pulitzer Prize winning composer Steven Stucky.

  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Violinist Cecilia Zilliacus, Credit: zilliacus.se
Long before facebook or yelp, composers and performers connected in person and through letters. We’ll hear some cool connections, made in the salon...

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Series: What's New
Caption: Recording Draculissimo by Enjott Schneider, Credit: enjott.com
We’ll hear some new music for old ensembles, and talk with composer and soprano Majel Connery from Oracle Hysterical on today’s What’s New.

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Series: What's New
Caption: Composer Karl Jenkins, Credit: karljenkins.com
We remember and keep in mind people we hold dear. Memorials these days can be online, as well as landmark objects, or art objects. There are sculpt...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Series: What's New
Caption: Rebecca Faulkenberry, Credit: twitter.com
We’ll hear some theater favorites and new releases, and talk with star Rebecca Faulkenberry from Ground Hog Day the Musical on today’s What’s New.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: kingssingers.com
Named after King’s College in Cambridge, The King’s Singers is a vocal sextet formed in 1968.

Bought by WGTE FM 91 and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Martina Filjak, Credit: martinafiljak.com
We’ll hear from award winning pianists Piotr Anderszewski, Yekwon Sunwoo, and Martina Filjak on today’s What’s New.

Bought by WGTE FM 91, KHSU, and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Stanis?aw Skrowaczewski, 1981, Credit: Irena Jarosi?ska / PAP
Conductors lead orchestras and other musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music.

Bought by KHSU, WGTE FM 91, and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Les Boréades de Montréal, Credit: boreades.com
We’re featuring some covers and popular music with classical groups on this episode.

Bought by WGTE FM 91, KHSU, WVBI-LP, and KAAD-LP


  • Added: Aug 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and conductor Toyama Yuzo, Credit: RIA Novosti archive
Mstislav Rostropovich was one of the great cellists of all time. Over 100 works were written for him by composers as diverse as Krzysztof Pendereck...

Bought by KHSU, WGTE FM 91, WVBI-LP, and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Bela Fleck, Credit: belafleck.com
The banjo was made by Africans in America, adapted from instruments of similar design in Africa. It is frequently associated with country, folk, Ir...

Bought by KHSU, WGTE FM 91, and KKRN


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3