John Clare

Classical Music Host

John 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 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, Clare has played with the 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.

Currently, Clare is on the advisory board of NEWMUSIC USA, and a violinist with Mozart Festival Texas. He has also served on the boards of the American Music Center in New York City, and the San Antonio Chamber Music Society.

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Classical Spotlight
10:05 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Lang Lang Returns to San Antonio

Lang Lang, used by permission of The New Yorker
The New Yorker

Coming up next week, a solo piano recital by Lang Lang, Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre. As he did in his last appearance in San Antonio, the image of his hands will be projected over the piano during the concert, so you’ll see his technique from every seat in the historic Majestic.

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Classical Spotlight
3:08 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

New Set of Beethoven - HJ Lim Records 30 Sonatas by Beethoven

Latest from HJ Lim, courtesy of EMI Classics

In August 2010, HJ Lim performed the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas over eight consecutive days in Paris and one year later she went on to record the complete cycle for EMI Classics with whom she now records exclusively.

In an interview with host John Clare, HJ talks about leaving two of the sonatas out (Beethoven did not approve of their publication, his brother did!) and about choosing the right tempi that Beethoven wanted.

 

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Classical Spotlight
3:43 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Yolanda Kondonassis With a New CD and New Environmental Book for Children

Our House is Round, courtesy of the author

Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrating 20 years of recording with a new compilation of her recordings, a Best of – available on Azica records. She is also celebrating Earthday with a new book, Our House is Round – a children’s guide to environmental care.

“I believe that age when young children learn about music or the environment can lead to great habits,” she said, speaking about both releases.

Kondonassis will be in Texas next year playing Ginastera!

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Classical Spotlight
1:52 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Angelic on so many levels - Trumpeter Alison Balsom’s latest recording is mod and fab!

Latest from Alison Balsom, courtesy of EMI Classics.

There are new recordings of classic 20th century and new 21st centry works for solo and trumpet concerti.

Alison Balsom does it all on Seraph, including the world premiere of the title concertino, Seraph. Learn how she makes her piano debut on EMI, a shout out to Maurice Andre, and would she make another appearance on Letterman?

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Classical Music
12:56 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Renee Fleming: "Pure Poetry"

Andrew Eccles Decca

Renee Fleming - the beautiful voice - sings this Wednesday in San Antonio, kicking off a tour across the western United States and Canada. It will feature some selections from her brand new album, “Poèmes,” on Decca.

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Classical Spotlight
2:25 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Peters Conducts Triple Doubles - New Bridge Records Features YOSA Music Director

Troy Peters new release with the Vermont Symphony, courtesy of Bridge Records.

The new CD "Triple Doubles" presents three recent double concertos - works composed for violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson. Performed by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, these performances have a remarkably personal quality, undoubtedly a result of the performers' close relationship with the composers and the unique bond of a husband and wife interacting with "their" orchestra. 

Troy Peters, who conducts Daron Hagen’s Masquerade, spoke with John Clare about this release.

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KPAC Blog
12:14 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Celebrating Women: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Theodore Presser

"There are not many composers in the modern world who possess the lucky combination of writing music of substance and at the same time exercising an immediate appeal to mixed audiences. Zwilich offers this happy combination of purely technical excellence and a distinct power of communication."

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KPAC Blog
12:03 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Celebrating Women: Composer Judith Lang Zaimont

Subito Music Corp.

Judith Lang Zaimont’s music is internationally acclaimed for its drama and expressiveness and has been programmed around the globe by major ensembles such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore and Mississippi Symphonies, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Czech Radio Orchestra, Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Women’s Philharmonic, Connecticut Opera, New York Virtuosi, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestras (New York and Boston), American Guild of Organists, Harlem String Quartet, International Double Reed Society, World Viola Congress, Norway’s Bergen Wind Quintet, Zagreb Saxophone Quartet and others.

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KPAC Blog
2:18 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

YOSA's Great Tour of China: Hong Kong Concert

YOSA with the Hong Kong Youth Symphony
Credit John Clare

Enjoy two selections from YOSA on tour in China, from Hong Kong here is the Spring Festival Overture

And the combined orchestras of YOSA with the Hong Kong Youth Symphony in The Moldau; both are conducted by Troy Peters.

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