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
Helene Grimaud, piano

Eric Nathan: the space of a door
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

Listen Sunday October 14 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor; Nicolas Phan, tenor; Nahuel de Pierro, bass; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Weber: Oberon Overture
Raimi: Three Lisel Mueller Settings
Schubert: Mass in E-flat, D. 950
Wagner: Siegfried's Rhine Journey, from Gotterdammerung  (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday October 13 at 8 p.m.

Ives And Hindemith

22 hours ago

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Ives: String Quartet No. 1 From the Salvation Army
Hindemith: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano

Listen Saturday October 13 at 7 p.m.

SymphonyCast

The Minnesota Orchestra, led by Osmo Vanska, visits South Africa to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth.  The program includes the finale of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.  Get the details.

Listen Friday October 12 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Wagenaar: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67

Listen Thursday October 11 at 8 p.m.

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 October 10 at 8 p.m.

Thomas Ades Conducts

Oct 5, 2018

Boston Symphony Orchcestra
Thomas Ades, conductor
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano; Mark Stone, baritone

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Ades: Totentanz

Listen Sunday October 7 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Ogonek: All These Lighted Things
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 Romantic
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical

Listen Saturday October 6 at 8 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Mozart: Serenade for Winds in E-flat, K. 375
Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat, Op. 16

Listen Saturday October 6 at 7 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Sheryl Staples, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat, K. 364
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8

Listen Thursday October 4 at 8 p.m.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor
Truls Mork, cello

Cooley: Abound
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathetique
Ravel: Bolero

Listen Friday October 5 at 8 p.m.

Christian Steiner

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor  (Albert Brouwer, flute; Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102  (Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello; Raymond Leppard, conductor)

Listen Wednesday October 3 at 8 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrusa, conductor
Frank Peter Simmermann, violin

Smetana: Sarka, from Ma Vlast
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Janacek: Taras Bulba

Listen Sunday September 30 at 1 p.m.

R. Strauss And Brahms

Sep 27, 2018

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

R. Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat, Op. 18
Brahms: Liebesleider Waltzes, Op. 52

Listen Saturday September 29 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Clementine Margaine, mezzo-soprano

Stravinsky: Scherzo Fantastique
Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Low Brass
Chausson: Poem of Love and the Sea
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta  (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 29 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Listen Thursday September 27 at 8 p.m.
 

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BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus & BBC Singers
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Gerald Finley, baritone; Jess Gillam, saxophone

Listen Friday September 28 at 8 p.m.

Hindemith: Overture to Neues vom Tage
Panufnik: Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light
Stanford: Songs of the Sea
Stanford: The Bluebird
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Saint-Saens: Marche militaire francaise
Wood: Fantasia on Brittish Sea Songs
Arne: Rule, Brittania!
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Parry Jerusalem

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Dvorak: The Noon Witch
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, Op. 100

Listen Wednesday September 26 at 8 p.m.

Marco Borggreve

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Camilla Tilling, soprano; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Jorg Widmann: Trauermarsch
Weber: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34: finale  (Jorg Widmann, clarinet; Signum Quartet)
Brahms: A German Requiem

Listen Sunday September 23 at 1 p.m.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Jongen: 2 Pieces for Flute, Cello and Harp, Op. 80
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Roussel: Serenade for Flute, Harp and String Trio, Op. 30

Listen Saturday September 22 at 7 p.m.

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