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.

 

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Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

Bernstein: Candide Overture
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Ives: Symphony No. 2
Trad.: Shosholoza
Sibelius: Symphony No. 6

Listen Friday August 31 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Listen Wednesday August 29 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Rachel Willis-Sorensen, soprano; Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Wilhelm Schwinghammer, bass; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Copland: Quiet City
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9  Choral
Liszt: A Faust Symphony: Mephistopheles  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Listen Sunday August 26 at 1 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Mark O'Connor: F.C.'s Jig
Tsontakis: Selected Knick-Knacks
Barber: Souvinirs
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Listen Saturday August 25 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Penderecki: The Awakening of Jacob
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61
Ravel: Bolero

Listen Saturday August 25 at 8 p.m.

SymphonyCast

BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Davies: What Did We See? from Between Worlds
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73  Emperor
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
Balakirev: Tamara

Listen Friday August 24 at 8 p.m.
 

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Bernstein: Candide Overture  (no conductor)
Schumann: Manfred Overture
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5  (John Wummer, flute; Isaac Stern, violin; Leonard Bernstein, harpsichord)
Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts (selections)  (Betty Allen, mezzo-soprano; McHenry Boatwright, bass; Lee Venora, soprano; Arnold Voketaitis, baritone; Robert Eckert, tenor; Choral Arts Society)
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Russo: Symphony No. 2 Titans  (Maynard Ferguston, trumpet)

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Mozart: Serenata Notturna in D, K. 239
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

Listen Wednesday August 22 at 8 p.m.

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VPR Classical broadcasts the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival's Artist Spotlight performance by clarinetist David Shifrin and LCCMF co-artistic director, pianist Gloria Chien.

Listen Monday August 20 at noon.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Haydn

Aug 16, 2018

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Michael Stern, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Bernstein: On the Waterfront Suite
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C
John Williams: Heartwood, Rosewood, Pickin'
Respighi: The Pines of Rome
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1: selections

Listen Sunday August 19 at 1 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Zemlinsky: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 3  (David Shifrin, clarinet; Keith Robinson, cello; Wu Qian, piano)
Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata in D, Op. 58  (Paul Watkins, cello; Huw Watkins, piano)

Listen Saturday August 18 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Grieg: To Spring, from Lyric Pieces
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod

Listen Saturday August 18 at 8 p.m.

Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival

The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival visits VPR's Stetson Studio One to preview this year's Festival, bringing music of Mozart and Vaughan Williams.

Listen Friday August 17 at 11 a.m.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Norman: Spiral
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from

Listen Friday August 17 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Schumann: Manfred Overture  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Schoenberg: Transfigured Night)  (Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor)
Copland: Orchestral variations  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano)
Gershwin: Cuban Overture  (Zubin Mehta, conductor)
Copland: Danzon Cubano  (Leonard Bernstein)

Listen Thursday August 16 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 251
Bizet: Symphony in C
Borodin (arr. Princiotti): Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2

Listen Wednesday August 15 at 8 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
David Afkham, conductor
Igor Levit, piano

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor

Listen Sunday August 12 at 1 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor
Mozart: Adagio in B minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K. 459
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Trout
Mozart: Serenade in G, K. 525 Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Listen Saturday August 11 at 8 p.m.

Ligeti And Brahms

Aug 9, 2018

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Ligeti: Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano Hommage a Brahms
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78

Listen Saturday August 11 at 7 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Debussy: La Mer
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
Holst: Mars, from The Planets

Listen Thursday August 9 at 8 p.m.

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