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.

For 40 years, Ray Still was the principal oboe for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ray passed away overnight, just hours after turning 94.

This morning we'll celebrate his great musical contributions by sampling his recorded legacy, and at 8:30 hear a conversation that Kari had with Ray last October.

Photo: Christian Steine

This Saturday, Middlebury College hosts a celebration and dedication of their new Steinway concert grand piano. Kicking off the festivities will be Juilliard's President Dr. Joseph Polisi, who gives an address entitled "The Arts, Education, and the Human Experience". Dr. Polisi gave us a preview of his speech, and spoke about the changes at Juilliard since he started there.

Photo by Rebecca Fay

The Dartmouth College Glee Club performs this Saturday evening at the Hopkins Center. The concert features Dartmouth guitar instructor John Muratore, and Met Opera tenor (and six-time Opera North artist) Hugo Vera in a variety of choral works from Spain and Latin America.

Kari Anderson spoke with Hugo Vera and the Glee Club's director Louis Burkot about the concert and their history of collaboration.

This Saturday evening at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, the 802 Quartet and soprano Abigail Haynes Lenox will premiere a new work called Suite in Mudtime. The piece sets the words of Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea to the music of composer Joseph Hallman. Kari Anderson speaks with Joseph Hallman about the collaboration, and about his compositional process.

Listen Friday morning at 8:30.

Details about the concert are at:

http://www.vcfa.edu/syd-lea

Maestro Jeffrey Domoto, Music Director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, speaks with Kari Anderson about the VYO's concert this Sunday at 3 at Burlington's Flynn Center. The concert features two VYO alums: composer Pierre Jalbert and violinist Soovin Kim, as well as works by Kevin Puts, Pablo de Sarasate and Franz Liszt. More information is at vyo.org

Listen Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Listen Thursday morning at 8:30 for an interview with Vanderbilt University's Michael Alec Rose. He'll give us a preview of "Beethoven and the Beatles", his talk for the Vermont Humanities Council's Fall Conference taking place this weekend.

The Imani Winds

Oct 25, 2013
VPR/Tim Johnson

The Imani Winds come to VPR this Friday afternoon. The ensemble is known for its focus on works by Latino and African-American composers. They’ll speak with VPR Classical Host Kari Anderson about their evening performance with the UVM Lane Series.

Listen Friday at 3.

Kari Anderson / VPR

Electric violin virtuoso Tracy Silverman has been lauded by some of the great names in 20th century music. With concertos written for him (and the 6-string electric violin of his own invention) by the likes of John Adams and Terry Riley, he is a pioneer in a field of ever-blurring genres.

Steve Klimowski and Sydney Lea

Apr 5, 2013

A conversation with Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea and Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble Artistic Director Steven Klimowski about two concerts this weekend featuring Lea reading his poetry, and new musical responses by 5 Vermont composers.


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