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

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Listen Wednesday March 29 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Haydn: Symphony No. 60 Il Distratto
Debussy: Three Nocturnes
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

Listen Sunday March 26 at 1 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon

Listen Saturday March 25 at 8 p.m.
 

Finnish Treasures

Mar 24, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Olli Mustonen: Nonet II for 4 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos and Bass
Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 Intimate Voices

Listen Saturday March 25 at 7 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; Los Angeles Master Chorale

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 Emperor
John Adams: Harmonium
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, Op. 80

Listen Friday March 24 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano

Julian Anderson: The Discovery of Heaven
Franck: Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Prokofiev: selections from the ballet Romeo and Juliet
Chausson: Poem of Love and the Sea  (Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano)

Listen Thursday March 23 at 8 p.m.

Glenn Ross

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Judith Ingolfsson, violin

Peter Hamlin: Green Mountain Variations
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77

Listen Wednesday March 22 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Daniel Gingrich, horn

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504 Prague
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3, K. 447
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36
R. Strauss: Metamorphosen

Listen Saturday March 18 at 8 p.m.

All Mozart

Mar 17, 2017

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
Mozart: Serenade for Wind Octet in C minor, K. 388

Listen Saturday March 18 at 7 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano; Men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C, Op. 52
Busoni: Piano Concerto in C, Op. 39 (with Men's Chorus)

Listen Sunday March 19 at 1 p.m.

Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano; Portland State University and Pacific Youth Choirs

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Listen Friday March 17 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Robert Langevin, flute

Copland: El Salon Mexico
Christopher Rouse: Flute Concerto
Ravel: (orch. Marius Constant): Gaspard de la nuit
Ravel: Bolero
Debussy: Iberia  (Lorin Maazel, conductor)

Listen Thursday March 16 at 8 p.m.

 

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Erik Nielsen: Fanfare in B-flat (premier)
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat, Op. 38 Spring

Listen Wednesday March 15 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Listen Sunday March 12 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite
Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Listen Saturday March 11 at 8 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Francaix: String Trio
Stravinsky: L'Histoire du soldat: Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Francaix: Quintet for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello and Harp
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto

Listen Saturday March 11 at 7 p.m.

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Alexander Barantschik, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola

Samuel Carl Adams: Radial Play
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat, K. 364
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Nielsen: Aladdin Suite  (Herbert Blomstedt, conductor)

Listen Friday March 10 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake selections
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

Listen Thursday March 9 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)

Listen Wednesday March 8 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
Bruckner: Te Deum
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol  (Charles Dutoit, conductor)

Listen Saturday March 4 at 8 p.m.
 

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