Kari Anderson

Director of VPR Music

Kari has a Master of Music degree from McGill University in Oboe Performance and Orchestral Studies, and is an alum of the Vermont Youth Orchestra. During her time at VPR, she has also managed a major project to digitize a classical music library of more than 5,000 pieces, launched VPR Classical’s social media presence, and has pioneered voice-tracking, a key initiative that will allow for more locally-hosted programming.

Outside of VPR she loves cooking, going to concerts, and playing with her family's dogs and chickens.

VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase highlights the work of talented young composers throughout the region. This month, we're going behind the music, to learn about the mentoring relationships that help this music come to life.

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The Student Composer Showcase for December is Izzy Serebrov.

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Nothing says "home for the holidays" like curling up with a mug of something warm, and putting on some holiday tunes. Reuben Jackson and VPR Music have you covered with a "genre-free" playlist, sure to make your holidays merry and bright!

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In the digital age, building and repairing clocks is an increasingly lost art. However, there are still those who retain a fascination with the beauty and complexity of keeping a timepiece running smoothly.

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Each month, VPR Classical highlights the work of talented young composers from across the region for our Student Composer Showcase. For August, we'll meet a recent graduate of North Country Union High School, Jonathan DeRoehn.

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Jul 19, 2016

Dennis Bathory Kitsz, a Northfield Falls composer and teacher, has written a new book that highlights the accessibility and common humanity of classical music.

Susie Francy is a recent graduate from Leland and Gray, and July’s featured composer for VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase.

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Reuben Jackson returns to VPR Classical to host Where Have We Met Before?, featuring composers whose musical versatility, courage and lyricism embodies American originality.

Broadcast Saturday, July 2nd at 11 a.m. and Monday, July 4th at 9 p.m.

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Every summer in Vermont, musicians come together to find the quiet, space and time to explore the meaning and magic of chamber music. For the next month leading up the Marlboro Music Festival you can hear the Magic of Marlboro Sundays at noon and Monday evenings at 8 on VPR Classical.

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Anna Scoppettone graduates from Montpelier High School this month, and will head to the University of Connecticut Honors College in the fall. Her piece Where Do We Go? premiered in April, and tells the story of a Syrian refugee family.

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Glover Community School 8th grader Asom Hayman-Jones is featured in May’s Student Composer Showcase.

Sam Beste is an 8th grader at Edmund’s Middle School in Burlington, and April's Student Composer Showcase on VPR Classical.

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March's Student Composer Showcase is Colin Desch. The Montpelier High School ninth grader already has a recent Vermont Symphony Orchestra premiere under his belt.

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This month our student composer showcase features Gracie Bangoura, a sixth grader at Lyman C. Hunt Middle School in Burlington.

Musicians have been sampling other artists' songs for decades. Though some get into hot water when they blur the lines between homage and theft, when pop culture borrows a tune from classical music, it's usually more flattery than fines.

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Following a deadly drug raid in December, members of Burlington's Police Commission questioned police about how the raid was executed.

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Naloxone, or Narcan, is a prescription drug designed to reverse respiratory depression caused by opioid overdose.

The drug has become widely accessible in Vermont, with various police agencies and first responders gaining access to the drug.

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Each Month, VPR Classical highlights the work of talented young composers in the region, for a feature called the Student Composer Showcase. This January we’re doing something a little different, and dropping in on the compositional process as it happens.

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December's Student Composer Showcase features Erik Heitsmith, a 7th grader at Black River Middle School in Ludlow. Erik's pieces begin with a musical germ inspired by "an everyday activity. Like brushing your teeth, or eating breakfast.”

Broadcast Monday Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday Dec. 9 at 8:30 a.m.; Friday Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.; Saturday Dec. 12 at 9 a.m.

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Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. Find information about these productions here.

Listen Saturday afternoons during the Met season at 1.

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