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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Caption:  Composer Ned Rorem, Credit: Christian Steiner
We'll hear Zabur by Mohammed Fairouz and Cello Concerto by Nico Muhly, recordings with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on a special Indiana Bic...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption:  Joyce DiDonato, Credit: Simon Pauly
We'll feature the amazing mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, from her very first solo cd to her latest release, In War and Peace.

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption:  Richard Danielpour and John Clare, Credit: Christian Buchmann
We'll hear music from Kevin Puts and Richard Danielpour - two living American composers we're thankful for on this edition of What's New!

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption:  Cellist Matt Haimovitz, Credit: Stephanie Mackinnon
Catch a group of great string releases: Overtures to Bach by Matt Haimovitz; Ginastera 100 with Yolanda Kondonassis; Words Fail by Yevgeny Kutik; I...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption: Penderecki and host John Clare, Credit: Luis Catan
We'll hear music with Polish masters Krzysztof Penderecki, Henryk Gorecki, Andrzej Panufnik and Witold Lutoslawski. Don't miss new releases on Warn...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption:  Mrs. President the opera, Credit:  Kevin Patterson
We'll hear music with a political slant by Steven Stucky (August 4, 1964), Michael Daugherty (Jackie-O), and Victoria Bond (Mrs. President). A land...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption: Norman Rockwell's Sharp Harmony, Credit: Ebay
We’ll feature four modern masterpieces for string quartet by Walter Mays, John Adams, Andrzej Panufnik, and John Corigliano on this episode of What...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption: Karel Husa, Credit: John Clare
Karel Husa was a professor at Cornell University and lecturer at Ithaca College in upstate New York. Among his composition students were Steven Stu...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
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Caption: Elizabeth Joy Roe, Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
We’ll hear some amazing musicians you might not know, including Pultizer Prize winner John Luther Adams and pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe on today’s Wh...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption: Anne Akiko Meyers and John Clare, Credit: Dianne Donovan
We’ll hear some amazing 'fiddlers' including Anne Akiko Meyers, Tasmin Little, and Madeline Adkins on this episode of What’s New!

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption: American Pianists Association, Credit: www.americanpianists.org
We’ll hear about a contest with the five finalists for the APA - the American Pianists Association on this episode of What’s New!

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Series: What's New
Caption: Steve Reich, Credit: Dan Callister Rex
We’ll celebrate the music of one of the architects of minimalism, composer Steve Reich on this episode of What’s New!

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Series: What's New
Caption: John Clare and Alondra de la Parra, Credit: Chris Shull
We’ll celebrate hear music and musicians from Mexico on this episode of What’s New!

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Series: What's New
Caption: JoAnn Falletta, Credit: alchetron.com
We’ll hear music inspired from events on September 11, as well as some of the composers on this episode of What’s New!

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Series: What's New
Caption: John Clare and Carlisle Floyd, Credit: Judith Kurnick
We'll hear operatic music by Carlisle Floyd, Michael Nyman, Jennifer Higdon, John Corigliano, Jake Heggie, and John Harbison.

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption: Eighth Blackbird, Credit: Saverio Truglia
2016 marks 20 years for the ensemble, and we’ll celebrate by talking with founding member, cellist Nicholas Photinos and hear some of their stellar...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Caption: Purdue Boilermakers, Credit: Purdue
We’ll hear music about trains, and learn some little known facts and myths about Purdue on today’s What’s New.

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Series: What's New
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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
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Series: What's New
Caption: Aaron Copland, Credit: Victor066
We’ll hear music from early and late in Aaron Copland’s career on this What’s New.

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
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Series: What's New
Caption: Composer Joan Tower (1970), Credit: Noah Sheldon
There is an amazing year, 1938, when several world class composers were born: Joan Tower, William Bolcom, John Corigliano, Charles Wuorinen, and Jo...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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