What's New

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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 new releases. Topics include instruments, artists, and variety.
Each episode typically contains two 59 minute parts, although sometimes the segments are unequal but add up to hour 58 minutes.

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 new releases. Topics include instruments, artists, and variety. Each episode typically contains two 59 minute parts, although sometimes the segments are unequal but add up to hour 58 minutes. 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... Show full description


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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.

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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.

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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!

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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.

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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.

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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.

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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...

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  • 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.

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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.

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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.

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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.

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

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption: The Labeque Sisters and John Clare, Credit: Lacy Clare
We’ll hear from two amazing sisters, Katia and Marielle Labeque, play music by Satie, Riley, Bernstein, and Philip Glass on today’s What’s New.

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption: Cover of Theater Programme for Israel Zangwill's play "The Melting Pot", Credit: Wikipedia
We’ll speak to some talented conductors in America’s melting pot from Finland and Poland, plus the young composer Adam Schoenberg

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Series: What's New
Caption: John Clare and George Crumb, Credit: John Clare
We'll hear masterpieces for the holidays by George Crumb, Krzysztof Penderecki, Christopher Rouse, Samuel Barber, and Rick Sowash on this episode o...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Series: What's New
Caption: Composer/conductor John Williams, Credit: BostonSymphony.org
American composer and conductor John Williams has scored more than 100 films, including 'Jaws,' 'Star Wars', 'E.T.' and 'Harry Potter'. He's also w...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 5