Walter Parker

Senior Music Host and Producer

Walter may seem buttoned down while playing classical music, but don't be surprised if you see him touring the back roads of Vermont on his classic Harley Davidson! Walter's passion for classical music is apparent, but his encyclopedic knowledge is indeed impressive. After graduate studies at New York University in Musicology, Walter served as Collection Assistant in the university's Music Library and also catalogued historical jazz records for the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. He began his career in radio at WNCN in New York. He joined VPR in 1984.

 

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor

Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48

Listen Wednesday July 26 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

John Williams: Markings (world premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Listen Sunday July 23 at 1 p.m.

Shostakovich Quartets

Jul 20, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Jerusalem Quartet

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12, Op. 133

Listen Saturday July 22 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Emmanuel Krivine, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Liszt: Les Preludes
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88
Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian  (Charles Dutoit, conductor)

Listen Saturday July 22 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony

Jul 19, 2017

Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano; Mark Hughes, trumpet

Pierre Jalbert: Music of Air and Fire
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1, with Trumpet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 Eroica
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88

Listen Friday July 21 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Webern: Im Sommerwind ('In the summer wind')

Listen Thursday July 20 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 251
Bizet: Symphony in C
Borodin (arr. Princiotti): Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2

Listen Wednesday July 19 at 8 p.m.

All Mozart

Jul 13, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola in G, K. 423  (Chad Hoopes, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola)
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581  (Jorg Widmann, clarinet; Amphion String Quartet)

Listen Saturday July 15 at 7 p.m.

Edo de Waart Conducts

Jul 13, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano

Michael Ippolito: Nocturne
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K. 503
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op.90
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat  (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday July 15 at 8 p.m.

Oregon Symphony

Jul 12, 2017

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

Stravinsky: Fireworks
Schoenfield: Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra
Holst: The Planets
Piston: Suite from The Incredible Flutist

Listen Friday July 14 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

From Tanglewood:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Daniel Lozakovich, violin; Kristine Opolais, soprano

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3
Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Listen Sunday July 16 at 1 p.m.

New York Philharmonic

Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer  (Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; William Steinberg, conductor; from 1964)
Mahler: Symphony No. 3  (Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano; Women of the New York Choral Artists; Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Bernard Haitink, conductor)

Listen Thursday July 13 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 Italian

Listen Wednesday July 12 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Corigliano: Campane di Ravello
Elgar: In the South
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture

Listen Saturday July 8 at 8 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Moritz Gnann, conductor
Menahem Pressler, piano

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595
Chopin: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth.
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World

Listen Sunday July 9 at 1 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Turina: Piano Trio No. 1 in D, Op. 35
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor

Listen Saturday July 8 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Martin Chalifour, violin; Nathan Cole, violin; Ariana Ghez, oboe; Whitney Crockett, bassoon, Robert deMaine, cello)

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat
Schubert: Symphony No. 3
Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1  (Pinchas Zukerman, violin and conductor)

Listen Friday July 7 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Manfred Honeck, conductor

Claude Vivier: Orion
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
Bach: Magnificat  (Masaaki Suzuki, conductor; Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Joelle Harvey, soprano; Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Bach Collegium Japan Chorus; Yale Schola Cantorum)

Listen Thursday July 6 at 8 p.m.

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival

Musicians from the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival visit VPR's Studio One to perform Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings.

Listen Thursday July 6 at 11 a.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta  (Kate Tamarkin, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 Little Russian  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor
Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio Overture  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)

Listen Wednesday July 5 at 8 p.m.

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