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.

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano

Shostakovich: Incidental Music for Hamlet
Hans Abrahamsen: let me tell you
Prokofiev: music from the ballet Romeo & Juliet

Listen Sunday January 21 at 1 p.m.

Vivaldi, Bach, Verdi

22 hours ago

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in D, RV 93  (Avi Avital, mandolin)
Vivaldi: Aria from Sovvente il sole
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047
Verdi: String Quartet in E minor  (Orion Quartet)

Listen Saturday January 20 at 7 p.m.

 

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Christiane Karg, soprano; Michael Nagy, baritone

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Brahms: A German Requiem
Lutoslawski: Funeral Music  (Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor)

Listen Saturday January 20 at 8 p.m.

Cincinnati Symphony
Louis Langree, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Ravel: Mother Goose
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2
Ravel: Noble and Sentimental Waltzes  (Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor)
Dukas: La Peri  (Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor)

Listen Friday January 19 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Kurt Masur, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)

Listen Thursday January 18 at 8 p.m.

Capital City Concerts' director Karen Kevra, flute, and Jeffrey Chappell, piano, visit VPR's Studio One for a live performance preview of their French Connection concerts this weekend in Brattleboro and Montpelier.

Listen Thursday January 18 at 11 a.m.

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano; Jennifer Montone, horn

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat

Listen Wednesday January 17 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano; Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Weber: Oberon Overture
Henze: Symphony No. 8
Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream

Listen Sunday January 14 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Harry Bicket, conductor
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Rameau: Suite from Platee
Poulenc: Concert champetre
Rameau: Gavotte with variations (encore)
Bach (arr. Stravinsky): Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach (arr. Crees): Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor  (CSO Brass; Mark Ridenour, conductor)

Listen Saturday January 13 at 8 p.m.
 

Stravinsky And Franck

Jan 11, 2018

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Stravinsky: Ragtime
Franck: String Quartet in D  (St. Lawrence Quartet)

Listen Saturday January 13 at 7 p.m.

Oregon Symphony

Jan 10, 2018

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thomas Ades: Violin Concerto Concentric Paths
Elgar: Symphony No. 1
Respighi: Fountains of Rome

Listen Friday January 12 at 8 p.m.

All Stravinsky

Jan 10, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Alexander Timchenko, tenor; Dmitry Voropaev, tenor; Ilya Bannik, bass; Andrei Serov, bass-baritone; Alec Baldwin, narrator; Matt Cavenaugh, Soldier; Daniel Davis, Devil

Stravinsky: Renard
Stravinsky: A Soldier's Tale
Stravinsky: Petrushka  (Alan Gilbert, conductor)

Listen Thursday January 11 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)

Listen Wednesday January 10 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Lahav Shani, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Bach: Gavotte en rondeau, from Violin Partita No. 3
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Great
Smetana: Moldau (Vltava) from Ma Vlast  (Rafael Kubelik, conductor)

Listen Sunday January 7 at 1 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Respighi: Violin Sonata in B minor  (Paul Huang, violin; Alessio Bax, piano)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2  (Escher Quartet)

Listen Saturday January 6 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Juraj Valcuha, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in E-flat La Reine (The Queen)
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1
J. Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz
R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3  (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday January 6 at 8 p.m.
 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Thierry Escaich, organ and composer

Escaich: Concerto for Orchestra (world premiere)
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 with Organ
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5  (Paavo Jarvi, conductor)

Listen Friday January 5 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Kent Tritle, organ

Berlioz: Overture to Les Francs-juges
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 with Organ
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Rossini: William Tell Overture  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Listen Thursday January 4 at 8 p.m.
 

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Schubert: Death and the Maiden Quartet, arranged for full symphony orchestra by Andy Stein

Listen Wednesday January 3 at 8 p.m.

Tanglewood Encore

Dec 29, 2017

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Haydn: Symphony No. 83  The Hen
Thomas Ades: Three Studies from Couperin
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467
Prokofiev: Gavotte, from Cinderella

Listen Sunday December 31 at 1 p.m.

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