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.

 

Baroque Concertos

Oct 27, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in D minor, after Corelli's La Folia
Bach: selections from The Musical Offering
Marcello: Trumpet Concerto in C minor
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in F, Op. 6, No. 2
Vivaldi: Trumpet Concerto in F

Listen Saturday October 28 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1
Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau, from Images, Book 1 (encore)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

Listen Saturday October 28 at 8 p.m.

Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

Richard Danielpour: Toward the Spendid City
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5 Egyptian
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D
Sierra: Carnaval

Listen Friday October 27 at 8 p.m.

Moritz Nahr photo of Mahler from 1907

Part 5 of 10-week Mahler cycle:
New York Philharmonic

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder  (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Alan Gilbert, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)

Listen Thursday October 26 at 8 p.m.

Heath Quartet Live

Oct 23, 2017
Simon Way / Colbert Artists Management

Great Britain's Heath Quartet visits Studio One for a live performance preview of their concert at Middlebury College.  Music will be by Haydn, Tippett, Bach and Mendelssohn.

Listen Thursday October 26 at 11 a.m.

Tina Gutierrez / www.jenniferjolley.com

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Sibelius: Suite Mignonne
Jennifer Jolley: The Ferry Crossing (world premiere commission)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Listen Wednesday October 25 at 8 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Isabelle Faust, violin; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Bach: Motet, Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
Bach: Es ist genug, from Cantata BWV 60
Berg: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Listen Sunday October 22 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25 Classical

Listen Saturday October 21 at 8 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Schubert: String Quintet in C  (Miro Quartet; Paul Watkins, cello)

Listen Saturday October 21 at 7 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: Petrouchka
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98  (Gustavo Dudamel, conductor)

Listen Friday October 20 at 8 p.m.
 

Moritz Nahr photo from 1907

Part 4 of the New York Philharmonic's Mahler cycle:

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn ('Youth's Magic Horn')  (Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Walter Berry, baritone; Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4  (Irmgard Seefried, soprano; Georg Solti, conductor)

Listen Thursday October 19 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

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

Listen Wednesday October 18 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano

Jean-Frederic Neuburger: Aube
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Schubert: Moments Musicaux, D. 780, No. 4
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 Emperor

Listen Sunday October 15 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Verdi: Overture, Gli arredi festivi, and Va, pensiero from Nabucco
Verdi: Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
Verdi: Patria oppressa from Macbeth
Verdi: Overture to I vespri siciliani
Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Boito: Prologue to Mefistofele
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93

Listen Saturday October 14 at 8 p.m.

 

Bach, Schubert, Ravel

Oct 12, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor  (Juho Pohjonen, piano)
Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock)  (Lisette Oropesa, soprano; David Shifrin, clarinet; Gilbert Kalish, piano)
Ravel: String Quartet in F  (Escher Quartet)

Listen Saturday October 14 at 7 p.m.
 

Nashville Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor

Michael Ippolito: Nocturne
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 Haffner
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3
Glazunov: The Seasons Ballet  (Minnesota Orchestra)

Listen Friday October 13 at 8 p.m.

Moritz Nahr photo from 1907

Part 3 of 10-week Mahler Festival:
New York Philharmonic
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano; Camerata Singers

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Listen Thursday October 12 at 8 p.m.
 

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture   (Raymond Leppard, conductor)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D, Op. 60  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)

Listen Wednesday October 11 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano

Liszt: Totentanz
Unsuk Chin: Mannequin
Wagner (transcribed Lortie): Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 97 Rhenish

Listen Sunday October 8 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Schoenberg: Kol Nidrei  (Alberto Mizrahi, narrator; CSO Chorus)
Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti  (Ildar Abdrazakov, bass)
Mason Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Berlioz: Lelio, Fantasy on The Tempest by Shakespeare  (CSO Chorus)

Listen Saturday October 7 at 8 p.m.

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