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
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Murray Perahia, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
Bruch: Piece for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83, No. 2  (Harold Wright, clarinet; Boris Kroyt, viola; Murray Perahia, piano)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D

Listen Sunday March 11 at 1 p.m.

Bach And Vivaldi

Mar 9, 2018

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Bach: Partita for Solo Recorder in A minor, BWV 1013
Bach: Brandendurg Concerto No. 1
Vivaldi: Concerto for Sopranino Recorder in C, RV 443
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Listen Saturday March 10 at 7 p.m.

All Brahms

Mar 9, 2018

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Renaud Capucon, violin

Detlev Glanert: Brahms Fantasy
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal

Listen Saturday March 10 at 8 p.m.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Pekka Kuusisto, violin and conductor

Haydn: Symphony No. 101 Clock
Fritz Kreisler: Violin Concerto in C
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical
Schubert: Death and the Maiden Quartet

Listen Friday March 9 at 8 p.m.

Mozart And Bruckner

Mar 7, 2018

New York Philharmonic
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Glenn Dicterow, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K. 364
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Romantic
Finzi: Prelude  (Guildhall String Ensemble)

Listen Thursday March 8 at 8 p.m.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta  (Kate Tamarkin, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 Little Russian  (Anthony Princiotti, conductor)
Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio  (Sarah Hicks, conductor)

Listen Wednesday March 7 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Stephane Deneve, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral
John Williams: Violin Concerto
Bach: selections from Partitas Nos. 3 and 1
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, with Organ

Listen Sunday March 4 at 1 p.m.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Prokofiev: Quintet in G minor, Op. 39
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Listen Saturday March 3 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Sandreine Piau, soprano; Michael Shade, tenor; Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone

Prokofiev: Suite from The Love for Three Oranges
Poulenc: Gloria
Gounod: Sainte Cecilia Mass
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite  (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday March 3 at 8 p.m.

Houston Symphony

Mar 1, 2018

Houston Symphony
Matthew Halls, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Schubert: Symphony No. 5
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 Jupiter
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2

Listen Friday March 2 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
David Robertson, conductor
George Benjamin: Dance Figures
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ginastera: Three Dances from Estancia

Alan Gilbert, conductor
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake selections

Listen Thursday March 1 at 8 p.m.

 

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, conductor

Dvorak: Serenade for Winds, Op. 44
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48

Listen Wednesday February 28 at 8 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15
Chopin: 3 Polonaises
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: finale  (Renaud Capucon, violin; Chamber Orchestra of Europe)
Dvorak: Silent Woods  (Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Anna Polonsky, piano)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

Listen Sunday February 25 at 1 p.m.

Leclair & Faure

Feb 23, 2018

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Leclair: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 10, No. 5
Faure: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45

Listen Saturday February 24 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Gershwin: An American in Paris
Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left Hand
Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes (The Card Game)
Ravel: La Valse
Debussy: Jeux
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol

Listen Saturday February 24 at 8 p.m.

Buffalo Philharmonic
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Mark Kosower, cello

Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugen Onegin
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Tyberg: Symphony No. 3

Listen Friday February 23 at 8 p.m.

New York Philharmonic
David Robertson, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Ravel: Mother Goose
Barber: Violin Concerto
Bartok: The Wooden Prince (ballet)

Listen Thursday February 22 at 8 p.m.

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Sibelius: Valse Triste
Honegger: Pastorale d'ete
Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C, Op. 56

Listen Wednesday February 21 at 8 p.m.
 

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 Jupiter
Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1

Listen Wednesday February 14 at 8 p.m.

Wolf And Dvorak

Feb 18, 2018

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade
Dvorak: Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65

Listen Saturday February 17 at 7 p.m.

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