VPR Classical http://digital.vpr.net en Four Rarely Heard Operas http://digital.vpr.net/post/four-rarely-heard-operas <p>We hear music from four seldom performed operas: <em>Fierrabras </em>by Franz Schubert; <em>Le roi d'ys </em>by Edouard Lalo; <em>Ariane et Barbe-Bleu </em>by Paul Dukas; and <em>Tiefland</em><em> </em>by Eugen d'Albert.</p><p><em>Listen Saturday, August 2 at 12 noon.</em></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:45:08 +0000 Peter Fox Smith 30732 at http://digital.vpr.net Four Rarely Heard Operas Why Listening to Beethoven Still Matters http://digital.vpr.net/post/why-listening-beethoven-still-matters <p>Vermont composer, lecturer, mentor, and singer <a href="https://www.eriknielsenmusic.com/">Erik Nielsen</a> will give a pair of talks about Beethoven on Wednesday afternoon as part of the <a href="http://www.mmfvt.org/">Manchester Music Festival</a>. Nielsen spoke with VPR Classical's Kari Anderson about our continued fascination with Beethoven - the man, and his music.</p><p><em>Broadcast Wednesday July 30th, at 8:30 a.m.</em></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:06:08 +0000 Kari Anderson 30724 at http://digital.vpr.net Why Listening to Beethoven Still Matters Opera North Preview http://digital.vpr.net/post/opera-north-preview <p>Peter's guests are Pamela Pantos, Executive Director of Opera North, plus four of the featured artists in Opera North's August 2014 season: Angela Mortellaro, soprano; Yeghishe Manucharyan, tenor; Mark Womack, baritone; and Branch Fields, bass.</p><p><em>Listen Saturday, July 19 at 12 noon.</em></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:39:11 +0000 Peter Fox Smith 30597 at http://digital.vpr.net The AK Duo Live http://digital.vpr.net/post/ak-duo-live <p>The husband-and-wife <a href="http://www.akduo.com/b1iorushwk26b6wrhd91zoccjjq7zz">AK Duo</a> is here with the <a href="http://www.vermontsummermusicfestival.com/">Vermont Summer Music Festival</a>.&nbsp;Tomoya Aomori plays double bass and percussion and Julie Kang plays cello. They'll play some of their delightful arrangements in the VPR Performance Studio.</p><p><em>Broadcast Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m.</em></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Walter Parker 30566 at http://digital.vpr.net The AK Duo Live VPR Classical's 10th Anniversary! http://digital.vpr.net/post/vpr-classicals-10th-anniversary <p>Where were you 10 years ago? Ten years ago this week, VPR Classical went on the air at 88.1 in Norwich! With the support of our listeners we have grown from one to 15 stations around the region, as well on HD radio, on your smartphone and online. Help us celebrate the milestone and post requests for your favorite pieces in the comments section.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:52:15 +0000 Kari Anderson 30534 at http://digital.vpr.net VPR Classical's 10th Anniversary! Remembering Conductor Lorin Maazel http://digital.vpr.net/post/remembering-conductor-lorin-maazel <p>Conductor <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/arts/music/lorin-maazel-brilliant-intense-and-enigmatic-conductor-dies-at-84.html?_r=0">Lorin Maazel died</a> Sunday at age 84.&nbsp; We'll feature some of his recordings Tuesday morning. Cellist Daniel Lelchuk, a native of Hanover, New Hampshire, worked with Maazel at his <a href="http://www.castletonfestival.org/">Castleton Festival</a> in Virginia.&nbsp; He'll offer his remembrance at 11 a.m.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:05:05 +0000 Walter Parker 30541 at http://digital.vpr.net Remembering Conductor Lorin Maazel Jennifer Grim & Elizabeth Metcalfe Live http://digital.vpr.net/post/jennifer-grim-elizabeth-metcalfe-live <p>The <a href="http://www.vermontsummermusicfestival.com/concert-schedule/">Vermont Summer Music Festival</a> is underway. Two Festival participants join us in the VPR Performance Studio this morning: flutist Jennifer Grim and pianist Elizabeth Metcalfe. They'll play Poulenc's Sonata and other works.</p><p><em>Broadcast Monday July 14 at 11 a.m.</em></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Walter Parker 30512 at http://digital.vpr.net Jennifer Grim & Elizabeth Metcalfe Live TURNmusic http://digital.vpr.net/post/turnmusic <p>There's a new addition to the classical contemporary music scene here in Vermont: <a href="http://www.turnmusic.org/">TURNmusic</a> have their inaugural show on Wednesday evening at <a href="http://artsriot.com/">ArtsRiot</a> in Burlington, which they will encore on the 18th in Waterbury. The group's founder and conductor Anne Decker stopped by with violinist Mary Rowell to talk with Kari Anderson about the new ensemble.</p><p>Find out more at <a href="http://www.turnmusic.org/">TURNmusic.org</a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:14:53 +0000 Kari Anderson 30459 at http://digital.vpr.net Student Composer Showcase: Adele Woodmansee http://digital.vpr.net/post/student-composer-showcase-adele-woodmansee <p>Westfield native Adele Woodmansee is July's <a href="http://digital.vpr.net/term/student-composer-showcase">Student Composer Showcase</a>. A recent graduate of North Country Union High School, Adele has never been one to take the easy route. She is Harvard-bound next year, after she hikes the long trail and travels in Mexico this fall.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:30:14 +0000 Kari Anderson 30437 at http://digital.vpr.net Student Composer Showcase: Adele Woodmansee La Clemenza Di Tito http://digital.vpr.net/post/la-clemenza-di-tito <p>Saturday Matinee presents the Lyric Opera Of Chicago's production of Mozart's <a href="http://www.lyricopera.org/blog/index.aspx?tag=La%20Clemenza%20di%20Tito"><em>La Clemenza di Tito</em></a>.</p><p>Matthew Polenzani sings the title role, with Joyce DiDonato (Sesto), Amanda Majeski (Vitellia), Cecelia Hall (Anno), Emily Birsan (Servilia), and Christian Van Horn (Publio).</p><p>Sir Andrew Davis conducts. Read the <a href="http://www.lyricopera.org/about-clemenza/">synopsis</a>.</p><p><em>Broadcast Saturday, July 5 at 1:00 p.m. on VPR Classical</em>.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:56:54 +0000 Kari Anderson 30436 at http://digital.vpr.net La Clemenza Di Tito