Classical Music with Kari Anderson

Weekdays 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Host Kari Anderson brings you the best in classical music every weekday from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.  An experienced musician and Colchester native, Kari sets VPR Classical's morning to music with her eclectic tastes and passion for the genre.

Plan on starting your day with music that keeps pace with your morning, as well as weather and connections to your community.

Browse Kari's playlists below. For playlists from before April 2013, visit the Archive.

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Jessica Pierpont is the artistic director of the newly formed Vermont Chamber Artists, a professional choral group based in Sharon, Vermont. The group has their first-ever concerts this weekend in Sharon and Thetford.

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For April's Student Composer Showcase we'll meet Andrew Kim, an eighth-grader at F. H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington.

Troy's Jacob Dennison is the featured young musician for VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase.

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It's easy to get backlogged on your resolutions, even this early in the year. Cellist Ben Kulp is getting his out of the way early, with a concert of works for solo cello that he has "meant to play for a long time." Ben shared what was behind programming each of these works, and his tips for getting your musical resolutions taken care of.

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Emily Sinnott is a senior at Harwood Union High School, and is this month's pick for the Student Composer Showcase.

VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase highlights the work of talented young composers throughout the region. This month, we're going behind the music, to learn about the mentoring relationships that help this music come to life.

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The Student Composer Showcase for December is Izzy Serebrov.

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We are thrilled to share with you that VPR Classical Managing Producer Kari Anderson and her husband Neel welcomed a son to the world in late July. All are doing well and we have it on good authority that Aki has already become an avid listener.

Kari will be away on maternity leave until late October and we hope you’ll enjoy classical music on weekday mornings from VPR Classical's Linda Radtke.

Please join us in congratulating Kari and her growing family!

Susie Francy is a recent graduate from Leland and Gray, and July’s featured composer for VPR Classical's Student Composer Showcase.

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Anna Scoppettone graduates from Montpelier High School this month, and will head to the University of Connecticut Honors College in the fall. Her piece Where Do We Go? premiered in April, and tells the story of a Syrian refugee family.

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Glover Community School 8th grader Asom Hayman-Jones is featured in May’s Student Composer Showcase.

Sam Beste is an 8th grader at Edmund’s Middle School in Burlington, and April's Student Composer Showcase on VPR Classical.

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March's Student Composer Showcase is Colin Desch. The Montpelier High School ninth grader already has a recent Vermont Symphony Orchestra premiere under his belt.

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This month our student composer showcase features Gracie Bangoura, a sixth grader at Lyman C. Hunt Middle School in Burlington.

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Each Month, VPR Classical highlights the work of talented young composers in the region, for a feature called the Student Composer Showcase. This January we’re doing something a little different, and dropping in on the compositional process as it happens.

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December's Student Composer Showcase features Erik Heitsmith, a 7th grader at Black River Middle School in Ludlow. Erik's pieces begin with a musical germ inspired by "an everyday activity. Like brushing your teeth, or eating breakfast.”

Broadcast Monday Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday Dec. 9 at 8:30 a.m.; Friday Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.; Saturday Dec. 12 at 9 a.m.

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Every month, VPR Classical highlights the music of a young local composer in a feature called the Student Composer Showcase. For November, we meet Waterbury’s Rachel Schwartz, a Junior at Harwood Union High School.

Broadcast Monday 11/2 at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday 11/4 at 8:30 a.m.; Friday 11/6 at 4 p.m.; Saturday 11/7 at 9 a.m.

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Each month VPR Classical features the work of a young composer, in a feature called the Student Composer Showcase. This October we'll meet Wayne Alexander, an 8th grader at the Glover Community School.

Broadcast Monday 10/5 at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday 10/7 at 8:30 a.m.; Friday 10/9 at 4 p.m.; Saturday 10/10 at 9 a.m.

Courtesy of the Scoppettone Family.

VPR Classical’s monthly Student Composer Showcase features student composers in our region, and is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP’s online mentoring program. This September we’ll meet Anna Scoppettone, who is entering her senior year at Montpelier High School.

Broadcast Monday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 9 at 8:30 a.m., Friday, September 11 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, September 12 at 9 a.m.

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This August, we'll hear some new works by recent Burlington High School graduate Eileen Kocherlakota. Eileen was featured for our Student Composer Showcase in May of 2014, and you can hear that interview here.

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