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.

 

Mozart And Bruckner

6 hours ago

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Malcolm Lowe, violin; Steven Ansell, viola

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat, K. 364
Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Listen Sunday May 28 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rosa Feola, soprano

Tchaikovsky: The Tempest
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Listen Saturday May 27 at 8 p.m.

All Bach

8 hours ago

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D, BWV 1054
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052

Listen Saturday May 27 at 7 p.m.

Houston Symphony

May 25, 2017

Houston Symphony
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Gershwin: An American in Paris
John Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7: finale

Listen Friday May 26 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Robert Langevin, flute; Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Nielsen: Flute Concerto
Nielsen: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 Little Russian

Listen Thursday May 25 at 8 p.m.

Opera Company of Middlebury

The Opera Company of Middlebury will give 4 fully-staged performances of Puccini's Il Trittico (Il Tabarro, Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica) June 2-10.  Members of the Company visit VPR's Studio One for a live preview.

Listen Thursday May 25 at 11 a.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)

Listen Wednesday May 24 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano
Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Hulett, tenor; Francois Piolino, tenor; Jean-Luc Ballestra, baritone; David Wilson-Johnson, bass-baritone

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Chopin: Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. (encore)
Ravel: L'heure espagnole

Listen Sunday May 21 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce DiDonato, soprano

Catalani: Contemplazione
Martucci: La canzone dei ricordi (song cycle)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

Listen Saturday May 20 at 8 p.m.
 

Borodin And Arensky

May 18, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D
Arensky: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35 (1 violin, 2 cellos)

Listen Saturday May 20 at 7 p.m.
 

Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Gabrieli: Fanfare for Brass
Bernstein: Serenade (after Plato's Symposium)
Bernstein: Somewhere, from West Side Story
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Hanson: Pan and the Priest  (Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor)

Listen Friday May 19 at 8 p.m.

 

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Julianna De Giacomo, soprano; Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Shenyang, bass; Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus, Kent Tritle, director

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Frieze
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9  Choral
Haydn: Symphony No. 49 in F minor

Listen Thursday May 18 at 8 p.m.

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Haydn: Symphony No. 68 in B-flat  (Jaime Laredo, conductor)
Prokofiev: selections from the ballet Romeo and Juliet  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)

Listen Wednesday May 17 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Kristine Opolais, soprano

Shostakovich: King Lear Incidental Music, Op. 58a
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.4 in G minor, Op. 40
Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Listen Sunday May 14 at 1 p.m.

Richard Strauss

May 11, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

R. Strauss: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13
R. Strauss: Introductory Sextet from Capriccio

Listen Saturday May 13 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Xavier de Maistre, harp

Chabrier: Espana
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
G. Charpentier: Impression of Italy
Ravel: Bolero
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Listen Saturday May 13 at 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Renaud Capucon, violin

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
John Williams: Star Wars Suite  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Friday May 12 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina Prelude
Kancheli: And Farewell Goes out Sighing  (Kurt Masur, conductor; Gidon Kremer, violin; Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor)
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Op. 60 Leningrad

Listen Thursday May 11 at 8 p.m.

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor
VSO Chorus, prepared by Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo; Brenna Wells, soprano; Stefan Reed, tenor; David McFerrin, bass

Schubert: Mass No. 2 in G, D. 167
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88

Listen Wednesday May 10 at 8 p.m.

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

Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Takemitsu: Nostalgia (in memory of Andrei Tarkovskii) for Violin and Strings
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6, Op. 54

Listen Sunday May 7 at 1 p.m.

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