VPR Classical http://digital.vpr.net en Iphigénie en Aulide http://digital.vpr.net/post/iphig-nie-en-aulide <p>Peter Fox Smith offers an introduction to Gluck's <em>Iphigénie en Aulide</em>, first performed on April 19, 1774.</p><p><em>Listen Saturday, April 19 at 12 noon.</em></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:50:26 +0000 Peter Fox Smith 27070 at http://digital.vpr.net Iphigénie en Aulide The Four Cups: a Celebration of Passover http://digital.vpr.net/post/four-cups-celebration-passover <p>Violinist Itzhak Perlman hosts this special holiday program.</p><p><em>Listen Monday April 14 at 3 p.m.</em></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:07:11 +0000 Walter Parker 26763 at http://digital.vpr.net Carl Maria von Weber http://digital.vpr.net/post/carl-maria-von-weber <p>We hear three overtures and three dramatic soprano arias from three operas by Carl Maria von Weber: <em>Der Freischütz</em>, <em>Oberon</em>,<em> </em>and <em>Euryanthe.</em></p><p><em>Broadcast Saturday, April 12 at 12 p.m.</em></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:36:29 +0000 Peter Fox Smith 26666 at http://digital.vpr.net Carl Maria von Weber Andrea Chénier http://digital.vpr.net/post/andrea-ch-nier <p>Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera's production of Giordano's <em><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org//opera/andrea-chenier-giordano-tickets.aspx?icamp=chenier&amp;iloc=hpbuc">Andrea Chénier</a></em>.</p><p>Patricia Racette sings the role of Maddalena, with Marcelo Álvarez (Andrea Chénier), Željko Lučić (Carlo Gérard)</p><p>Gianandrea Noseda conducts.</p><p><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/synopsis/andrea-chenier?customid=770">Read the synopsis</a>.</p><p><em>Broadcast Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m.</em></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:26:20 +0000 Tim Johnson 26751 at http://digital.vpr.net Andrea Chénier Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven http://digital.vpr.net/post/jonathan-biss-plays-beethoven <p>A new series of broadcast concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra begins this evening.&nbsp; Guest conductor Leon Fleisher leads a program including Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, played by Jonathan Biss.</p><p><em>Listen Wednesday April 9 at 8 p.m.</em></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:12:10 +0000 Walter Parker 26667 at http://digital.vpr.net Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven Heath Quartet Live http://digital.vpr.net/post/heath-quartet-live <p>The <a href="http://www.heathquartet.com/">Heath Quartet</a> from Great Britain is in Vermont to perform quartets of Beethoven, Bartok and Mendelssohn Sunday, April 6, at <a href="http://www.marlboro.edu/news/events/">Marlboro College</a> and Wednesday, April 9, at <a href="http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/performing/13-14/heath14">Middlebury College</a>.&nbsp; They stop by the VPR Performance Studio for a visit.</p><p><em>Broadcast Wednesday April 9 at 11 a.m.</em></p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:39:24 +0000 Walter Parker 26511 at http://digital.vpr.net Heath Quartet Live La Bohème http://digital.vpr.net/post/la-boh-me-0 <p><em>Saturday Matinee</em> presents the Metropolitan Opera's production of Puccini's <a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/boheme-puccini-tickets"><em>La Bohème</em></a>.</p><p>Anita Hartig sings the role of&nbsp; Mimì, with Susanna Phillips (Musetta), Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo), Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello), Patrick Carfizzi (Schaunard), Oren Gradus (Colline), Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)</p><p>Stefano Ranzan conducts.</p><p><em>Broadcast Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m.</em> <em>on VPR Classical</em>.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:19:08 +0000 Tim Johnson 26444 at http://digital.vpr.net La Bohème Student Composer Showcase: Johna Saltsman http://digital.vpr.net/post/student-composer-showcase-johna-saltsman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">April’s Student Composer Showcase is </span>Johna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Saltsman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a senior at North Country Union High School in Newport, Vermont. </span>Johna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has had a musical upbringing, and has been performing almost all her life. Her work Jazzy Quintet went on tour with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet.</span></p><p>The Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with <a href="http://www.music-comp.org/">Music-COMP</a>'s online mentoring program.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:30:14 +0000 Kari Anderson 26124 at http://digital.vpr.net Student Composer Showcase: Johna Saltsman Les Troyens http://digital.vpr.net/post/les-troyens-1 <p>We return to our analysis of Hector Berlioz's masterpiece <em>Les Troyens - The Trojans.</em></p><p><em>Listen Saturday, April 5 at 12 noon.</em></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:04:42 +0000 Peter Fox Smith 26354 at http://digital.vpr.net Les Troyens Poetry and Music with the VCME http://digital.vpr.net/post/poetry-and-music-vcme <p>This weekend the<a href="http://vcme.org/"> Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble</a> celebrates their 4th annual concert pairing poetry and music. Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt will read her work alongside compositions inspired by them, from Vermont composers Andrew Massey, Fusun Koksal, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Tom Cleary, and Michael Close. Kari Anderson spoke with the VCME's Steve Klimowski about the collaboration.</p><p><em>Listen Thursday morning at 8:30.</em></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:08:03 +0000 Kari Anderson 26343 at http://digital.vpr.net Poetry and Music with the VCME